North Dakota

North Dakota

The Peace Garden State has only carried out 8 executions in its history beginning in 1865 when it was the Dakota Territory, with the last one in 1905. In 1915, North Dakota abolished the death penalty for all but two crimes – treason and murder committed by an inmate already serving a life sentence. The state completed the abolition in 1973. In 1995, the North Dakota legislature considered reinstituting the death penalty, but the bill was defeated.

 

Death Penalty Information Center Page

 

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