Death penalty

Links last verified 7 Mar 2016

Alaska as a state has never had a death penalty. However, in Alaska's territorial days, eight men were executed under civil authority between 1900 and 1957, when the Territorial Legislature abolished capital punishment, two years before Alaska statehood.

7 Mar 2016: Information on the history of the death penalty in Alaska is being revised and updated.

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