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Test Your Knowledge of Maryland's Death Penalty

By Vicki Kriz
Maryland Newsline
Friday, March 13, 2009

1. In Maryland, death row inmates are allowed a last meal of their choice prior to execution.

True
False

2. Since 1923, what percentage of prisoners sentenced to death in Maryland was hanged?

15 percent
55 percent
78 percent
91 percent

3. Which jurisdiction in Maryland has ordered the most executions since 1923?

Prince Georgeís County
Dorchester County
Frederick County
Baltimore City

4. How is Maryland ranked in the number of executions after 1976 as compared with other U.S. states?

3rd highest
10th highest
18th highest
25th highest

5. How many inmates now sit on Marylandís death row?

2
5
10
25

6. The last execution in the state took place in what year?

1980
1994
2005
2007

7. What is the only location in the state where executions take place?

Baltimore
Annapolis
Salisbury
Rockville

8. Since 1923, how many women have been executed on Maryland's death row?

0
1
3
7

9. Out of 83 prisoners executed in Maryland since 1923, how many were white?

19
28
40
67

10. In Maryland, prosecutors have the option to seek the death penalty for persons under the age of 18 at the time of their crime(s) who have been charged with first-degree murder.

True
False

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