Death Penalty in North Carolina

Yesterday’s decision by the North Carolina Council of State to temporarily suspend the death penalty marks just the second time in the past century that executions have been halted in North Carolina. There is a history of capital punishment in North Carolina on the website of the North Carolina Department of Correction. The site also includes several pages of facts and statistics, including a complete list of persons who have been executed by North Carolina since 1910, when the authority to administer capital punishment was transferred from local governments to the state.

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