- There is currently no death penalty in Maine.
- The death penalty was abolished in Maine in 1887 as a result of a
public hanging where the man suffered in a poorly tied hangman's noose.
- The most recent attempt to reintroduce the death penalty was rejected by
wide margins in both the House and Senate in May, 1999.
- Maine law provides for life without the possibilty of parole for
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Last updated May 1, 2006