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Capital Punishment, 2007 - Statistical Tables

Table 2. Method of execution, by State, 2007

Lethal Injection     Electrocution Lethal gas     Hanging Firing Squad
Alabamaa Alabamaa Arizonaa,b Delawarea,c Idahoa
Arizonaa,b Arkansasa,d Californiaa New Hampshirea,e     Oklahomaf
Arkansasa,d Floridaa Missouria Washingtona Utahg
Californiaa Illinoisa,h Wyomingi    
Colorado Kentuckya,j      
Connecticut Nebraska      
Delawarea,c Oklahomaf      
Floridaa South Carolinaa          
Georgia Tennesseea,k      
Idahoa Virginiaa      
Illinoisa        
Indiana        
Kansas        
Kentuckya,j        
Louisiana        
Maryland        
Mississippi        
Missouria        
Montana        
Nevada        
New Hampshirea        
New Mexico        
New York        
North Carolina        
Ohio        
Oklahomaa        
Oregon        
Pennsylvania        
South Carolinaa        
South Dakota        
Tennesseea,k        
Texas        
Utaha        
Virginiaa        
Washingtona        
Wyominga        
Note: The method of execution of Federal prisoners is lethal injection, pursuant to 28 CFR, Part 26. For offenses under the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, the execution method is that of the State in which the conviction took place (18 U.S.C. 3596).
aAuthorizes two methods of execution.
bAuthorizes lethal injection for persons sentenced after November 15, 1992; inmates sentenced before that date may select lethal injection or gas.
cAuthorizes lethal injection for those whose capital offense occurred on or after June 13, 1986; those who committed the offense before that date may select lethal injection or hanging.
dAuthorizes lethal injection for those whose offense occurred on or after July 4, 1983; inmates whose offense occurred before that date may select lethal injection or electrocution.
eAuthorizes hanging only if lethal injection cannot be given.
fAuthorizes electrocution if lethal injection is held to be unconstitutional, and firing squad if both lethal injection and electrocution are held to be unconstitutional.
gAuthorizes firing squad if lethal injection is held unconstitutional. Inmates who selected execution by firing squad prior to May 3, 2004, may still be entitled to execution by that method.
hAuthorizes electrocution only if lethal injection is held illegal or unconstitutional.
iAuthorizes lethal gas if lethal injection is held to be unconstitutional.
jAuthorizes lethal injection for persons sentenced on or after March 31, 1998; inmates sentenced before that date may select lethal injection or electrocution.
kAuthorizes lethal injection for those whose capital offense occurred after December 31, 1998; those who committed the offense before that date may select electrocution by written waiver.
Source: National Prisoner Statistics Program (NPS-8).
   See also Methodology.
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