Note: The federal government uses the execution method approved in the state in which the prisoner is being executed.
Both Illinois and New Jersey have declared moratoriums on executions in their states.
* New Yorks death penalty was declared unconstitutional on June 24, 2004, but the legislature has yet to take action on this. Kansass death penalty was declared unconstitutional on December 17, 2004; the U.S. Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for April 25, 2006 to determine the constitutionality of the Kansas statute.
Source: Death Penalty Information Center, Methods of Execution, http://www.deathpenaltyinfo.org/article.php?scid=8&did=245 (retrieved April 13, 2006).