CategoryState Information
State AbbreviationAR
State NameArkansas
Death Penalty?Yes
Number of Executions Since 197631
Number of Executions before 1976478
Current Death Row Population31
Women on Death Row 0
Date Death Penalty Re-enacted03/22/1973
1st Execution After Re-enactment1990
Murder Rate (per 100,000)7.2
Is Life Without Parole an Option?Yes
Can a defendant get death for a felony in which s/he was not responsible for the murder?Yes
Number of Innocent Persons Freed From Death Row1
Number of Clemencies Granted1
RegionSouth
Method

L.I. for crimes on or after 7/4/83; others may select L.I. or electrocution

How is the Sentence Determined?

Jury

Location of Death Row(s)Grady (Women: Pine Bluff)
Clemency Process

Governor has authority to grant clemency after considering recommendation of Board