Utah

General Information

Death Penalty: Yes
Date of Reinstatement (following Furman v. Georgia): July 1, 1973
Location of Death Row/Executions: Utah State Prison

Capital: Salt Lake City
Population: 2,763,885
Governor: Gary R. Herbert
Legislative Information: Senate
House of representatives

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Death Sentences 1994-2012

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History of the Death Penalty
Resources

Arches National Park.  Photo by National Park Service.


History of the Death Penalty

Famous cases

Ronnie Lee Gardner became the third person in the modern era to be executed by firing squad in 2010.

Other interesting facts

Utah was the first state to resume executions after capital punishment was reinstated in the United States in 1976, when Gary Gilmore was executed by a firing squad on January 17, 1977.

Utah is the only state to have executed inmates by firing squad in the modern era.


 Resources

Department of Corrections

Utah Prosecution Council

Utahns for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Victims' services

 

 

 

 


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