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Execution Facts

The Department of Correction is charged with carrying out death sentences in Tennessee. Although methods have changed, capital punishment has existed in Tennessee, off and on, throughout its history. In 1998, lethal injection became the method of execution for those offenses committed on or after January 1, 1999.

Death Penalty in Tennessee

Capital Punishment Chronology (pdf format)(29 kb)


Media Witness Application (pdf format)(27kb)

Riverbend Maximum Security Institution

Tennessee Executions


Women on Deathrow

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