North Dakota

General Information

Death Penalty: No
Date of Abolition: 1973

Capital: Bismarck
Population: 672,591
Governor: Jack Dalrymple
Legislative Information: Senate

and House of Representatives

LATEST NEWS AND DEVELOPMENTS IN NORTH DAKOTA
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DPIC's State Database for information on executions, death row population and other statistics in North Dakota
History of the Death Penalty
Resources

DPIC's North Dakota State Podcast

State Capitol.  Photo by Bobak Ha'Eri.


History of the Death Penalty

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.

Interesting facts

North Dakota has carried out only 8 executions in its history.

The last person executed in North Dakota was John Rooney in 1905.


Resources

Department of Corrections

ACLU of North Dakota

North Dakota State's Attorneys Association

Public defender's office

Victims' services


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