Death Penalty in the U.S.

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Death Penalty in the U.S.

Wisconsin

Published: Aug 29, 2014

In 1853, Wisconsin became the first state to abol­ish the death penal­ty for all crimes, includ­ing treason.…

Death Penalty in the U.S.

Maine

Published: Aug 29, 2014

A series of botched hang­ings led to the state of Maine reex­am­in­ing its use of the death penal­ty. The state abol­ished the death penal­ty in 1876, but it was rein­stat­ed for a few years after a series of cold-blood­ed mur­ders”. The state abol­ished the…

Death Penalty in the U.S.

Michigan

Published: Aug 19, 2014

In 1847, Michigan became the first English speak­ing juris­dic­tion and first U.S. state to abol­ish the death penalty.…