Georgia Facts

    [source: Death Penalty Info Center]

    Does Georgia Have the Death Penalty?


    Yes

    Number of Executions Since 1976:

    54

    Number of Executions before 1976:

    950

    Current Death Row Population:

    94

    Women on Death Row:

    1

    Date Death Penalty Re-enacted:

    03/28/1973

    1st Execution After Re-enactment:

    1983

    Murder Rate (per 100,000):

    5.8

    Is Life Without Parole an Option?

    Yes

    Can a defendant get death for a felony in which s/he was not responsible for the murder?


    Yes

    Number of Innocent Persons Freed From Death Row:


    5

    Number of Clemencies Granted:

    8

    Method:

    Injection


    How is the Sentence Determined?

    Jury


    Location of Death Row(s):

    Jackson (Women: Atlanta)

    Clemency Process:

    State Board of Pardons has exclusive authority to grant clemency





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