By State

About This Map

This map offers a state-by-state view of the death penalty in the United States. States highlighted in red currently have the death penalty, and are the states where we most need your help in educating your community and your parish about the Church’s teaching on this crucial issue. Each state page features information on state organizations with whom you can get involved, a list of upcoming executions in that state, and news and events from around the state.

Rhode Island Maryland

Death Penalty By Year

The list below indicates the legal status of the death penalty in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia since the United States Supreme Court’s decision in 1972 to declare death penalty statues of that era unconstitutional. The list indicates years prior to 1972 in cases of abolition. Notation of years for… MORE

Scheduled Executions

Below is the list of scheduled executions throughout the United States. This information is provided by the Death Penalty Information Center. The Catholic Mobilizing Network encourages its members and others to pray for the persons listed here, their families, their victims and their victims families, and for those carrying out the executions in our names…. MORE

State Events

The Catholic Mobilizing Network is happy to promote events that promote dialogue and common action to end the use of the death penalty in the United States. Please submit events to for inclusion on our website and for consideration for publication in our monthly e-newsletter. We encourage you to submit events at least four… MORE