Wyoming

General Information

Death Penalty: Yes
Date of Reinstatement (following Furman v. Georgia): February 28, 1977
Location of Death Row: Men: Rawlings, Women: Lusk

Capital: Cheyenne
Population: 563,626


Governor: Matt Mead


Legislative Information: Senate and House of Representatives

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Death Sentences 1994-2012

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History of the Death Penalty
Resources

Yellowstone National Park. Photo by Arad Mojtahedi.


History of the Death Penalty

Milestones in abolition/reinstatement

Wyoming was one of the last states to ban the execution of juvenile offenders before the Supreme Court banned the practice in Roper v. Simmons. The state legislature passed a bill banning the death penalty for juveniles in 2004.

Other interesting facts

The last execution in Wyoming was that of Andrew Pixley in 1965.


Resources

Department of Corrections

Public defender's office

ACLU of Wyoming

Victims' services

 

 



 


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