capital punishment in Jamaica

by Cha-ann
(Kingston, Jamaica)

capital punishment in Jamaica

What was capital punishment like in Jamaica before it was abolished?

Answer by W.Gayle, Feb 06, 2009

Hi Cha-Ann,
As far as I know, captital punishment is still on the books in Jamaica.

However, no Jamaican has been executed since 1988.

According to Peter Richards (IPS News),

"Figures provided by the Correctional Services Department indicate that 142 Jamaicans have been executed in the 26 years between Independence in 1962 and 1988 when the last state execution took place. There are now 40 convicted killers on death row."

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