Friday, March 11, 2011

Listing of US states without the death penalty, and the year it was abolished








Michigan 1846

Rhode Island 1852

Wisconsin 1853

Maine 1887

Minnesota 1911

Massachusetts 1947

Alaska 1957

Hawaii 1957 the death penalty was abolished while Hawaii was still a U.S. territory

Vermont 1964

West Virginia 1965

Iowa 1965

Wash. D.C. 1972

North Dakota 1973

New York 2004

New Jersey 2007

New Mexico 2009 -- 2 inmates currently remain on death row in N.M.

Illinois 2011

Source: Death Penalty Information Center, March 10, 2011
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