As of September 2014, eight states still have electrocution available as an execution method, including Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. These states primarily use lethal injection for inmate executions, and the electric chair is used only at the convict's discretion in most jurisdictions. Nebraska used electrocution for executions until the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled the practice unconstitutional in 2008.Continue Reading
Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and Virginia allow death row inmates to choose between lethal injection and electrocution no matter the circumstances. Arkansas allows inmates who committed crimes before July 4, 1983, to choose between lethal injection or electrocution. Kentucky stipulates capital criminals convicted after March 31, 1998, die by lethal injection; otherwise, prisoners can instead select electrocution. Tennessee authorizes lethal injections for capital offenses that occurred after Dec. 31, 1998; otherwise, convicts can choose electrocution.
Oklahoma uses an electric chair for executions as a backup in case lethal injections are found to be unconstitutional. In 2014, Tennessee mandated electrocutions of prisoners if lethal injection drugs are not available. Tennessee was the first state to make such a stipulation.
The electric chair has been used for 158 executions since 1976, as of September 2014. Tennessee executed an inmate using the electric chair in 2007, and the previous such execution in the state was in 1960. Virginia used the electric chair once in 2010 and once in 2013.Learn more about Crime
The 13 states that made up the Confederate States of America were North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, Florida, Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas, Kentucky and Missouri. Kentucky and Missouri never officially seceded from the Union. However, they were recognized by the Confederacy and were represented by two stars on the Confederate flag.Full Answer >
The capitals of all 50 American states are Sacramento in California, Montgomery in Alabama, Denver in Colorado, Juneau in Alaska, Dover in Delaware, Phoenix in Arizona, Boise in Idaho, Little Rock in Arkansas, Hartford in Connecticut, Indianapolis in Indiana, Tallahassee in Florida, Springfield in Illinois, Honolulu in Hawaii, Frankfort in Kentucky, St. Paul in Minnesota, Topeka in Kansas, Augusta in Maine, Des Moines in Iowa, Baton Rouge in Louisiana, Lansing in Michigan, Annapolis in Maryland, Concord in New Hampshire, Boston in Massachusetts, Jefferson City in Missouri, Jackson in Mississippi, Salem in Oregon, Helena in Montana, Trenton in New Jersey, Lincoln in Nebraska, Austin in Texas, Carson City in Nevada, Bismarck in North Dakota, Columbus in Ohio, Santa Fe in New Mexico, Raleigh in North Carolina, Harrisburg in Pennsylvania, Oklahoma City in Oklahoma, Nashville in Tennessee, Providence in Rhode Island, Columbia in South Carolina, Montpelier in Vermont, Albany in New York, Salt Lake City in Utah, Atlanta in Georgia, Richmond in Virginia, Olympia in Washington, Cheyenne in Wyoming, Charleston in West Virginia, Pierre in South Dakota and Madison in Wisconsin. The capital city of the United States is Washington, D.C.Full Answer >
The American Civil War took place in Pennsylvania, Virginia, Maryland, Kentucky and Arkansas, as well as South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia and Washington D.C. Battles also took place in Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Florida and Alabama.Full Answer >
The 1,256 Hess gas stations are located along the East Coast in Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, D.C., Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia, as of 2014. Hess gas stations are also located in Indonesia. To find a Hess station in a specific area, customers can visit HessExpress online or download the HessExpress app.Full Answer >