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Year of Reenactment
(since 1972 suspension)
  1974
Year of First Execution
(since reenactment)
1983
History

1906-1939: hanging

1940-1953: electrocution

1954-1983: lethal gas

1984-present: lethal injection

Current Method
Lethal injection

Choice between lethal injection or lethal gas if the inmate was sentenced before 7/1/84.
   






Mississippi has life without parole.  A jury decides the sentence.   The Governor has sole  clemency authority. The State Parole Board has the responsibility to investigate clemency recommendations at the request of the Governor.




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