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Executions Overview


Nov 16, 2021

Execution Volunteer’ First to be Put to Death in Mississippi in Nine Years

Mississippi car­ried out its first exe­cu­tion in more than nine years on November 17, 2021, putting to death a man with men­tal health dis­or­ders who had waived his appeals. David Neal Cox became at least the 150th per­son since exe­cu­tions resumed in the United States in 1977 to drop their appeals and vol­un­teer” for exe­cu­tion. Executions of vol­un­teers account for 10% of all U.S. exe­cu­tions in that period.