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Reporters view the chair where Gary Gilmore sat, Jan. 17, 1977, when he was executed by firing squad at the Utah State Prison. The hood Gilmore wore is draped over the back of the chair.

How Much Do You Know About the Death Penalty in the U.S.?

Forty years ago, we restored capital punishment.

On July 2, 1976, the Supreme Court ruled on Gregg v. Georgia, a decision that ended a four-year de facto moratorium on the death penalty in the U.S. It’s a sentence on the books in 31 of the nation’s states1, and actively practiced in far fewer.

The Marshall Project keeps track of upcoming executions, but on the eve of the 40th anniversary of the Gregg decision, we’re looking back and asking—what do you know about the death penalty?

Related To learn more about the death penalty, visit The Next to Die.

It’s Been Almost Two Months Since the U.S. Executed Someone

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