A list of the states that abandoned death penalty
New Hampshire has become the 21st state to abolish or overturn the death penalty, joining a growing list of states that have done away with the punishment. Twenty-nine states still allow capital punishment, but in four of them governors have issued moratoriums on the death penalty, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.
A list of the states that have abandoned the death penalty and year that took place:
New Hampshire, 2019
New Mexico, 2009
New York, 2007
New Jersey, 2007
Rhode Island, 1984
North Dakota, 1973
West Virginia, 1965
Source: Death Penalty Information Center .