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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