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Year of Reenactment
(since 1972 suspension)
  1973
Year of first execution after
1977
History

1852-1897: firing squad, hanging, or beheading

1898-1979: firing squad or hanging

1980-1982: firing squad

1983-present: firing squad or lethal injection

Current Method
Lethal Injection (Firing squad available for inmates who chose the method prior to its ban).

 





 
Utah has life without parole.  A jury decides the sentence.  A Panel that includes the Governor has the power to grant clemency.


Utah was the state with the first execution after the death penalty was reinstated.  Gary Gilmore, a volunteer, was executed by firing squad in 1977, three months after his conviction. 




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