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Death-Penalty Laws by State

Pennsylvania is among four states whose governors have placed a moratorium on executions since 2011. The death penalty has been abolished in 18 other states and the District of Columbia.

SOURCE: Death Penalty Information Center

Death Penalty in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania governors have signed 434 death warrants since 1985. More than half were signed by Tom Ridge.

More than a third of the 186 inmates currently on death row in Pennsylvania have had their cases prosecuted in Philadelphia.

SOURCE: Pa. Department of Corrections

The Philadelphia Inquirer