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Year of Reenactment
(since 1972 suspension)
  1978
Year of First Execution
(since reenactment)
1996
History

1874-1913: hanging

1914-1919: no death penalty

1920-1936: hanging (presumed)

1937-1963: lethal gas

1964-1977: no death penalty

1978-1983: lethal gas

1984-present: lethal injection

Current Method
Lethal injection
   






Oregon has life without parole.  A jury decides the sentence.  The governor has sole authority to grant clemency.


Oregon's last execution took place in 1997.





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