Mental Floss

The Evolution of the Death Penalty

Jason English

Today's map was created by The New Republic back in March and resurfaced this week after the botched execution in Oklahoma. The map takes us from the era of hangings, through firing squads, electrocution, lethal gas, and lethal injection—the method of choice for almost all states where the death penalty remains.

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