Terry Lenamon’s List of State Death Penalty Mitigation Statutes (Full Text)


How do the various state legislatures define mercy when writing laws regarding the imposition of the death penalty in their state? Are all states the same, or do defendants in different states face different measures of mercy? Is it harder for indigent defense counsel to block a death sentence in some states than others?

In order to answer these questions and more, here is a list of the various state statutes defining mitigating circumstances for their respective jurisdictions...

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