Death Penalty: No
and House of Representatives
State Capitol. Photo by Bobak Ha'Eri.
Milestones in Abolition/Reinstatement
In 1915, North Dakota abolished the death penalty except for two crimes: treason and murder committed by an inmate already serving a life sentence. The last remnants of capital punishment were abolished in 1973.
North Dakota has carried out only 8 executions in its history.
The last person executed in North Dakota was John Rooney in 1905.