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Wisconsin - Abolishment of the Death Penalty
Chapter 103, Laws of 1853


The death penalty was abolished on July 10, 1853.

A "bill to abolish the death penalty was introduced in the 1853 Legislature by Edward Lees. 1853 Assembly Bill 67 was adopted by the assembly on March 9 by a vote of 36-to-28 and by the senate on July 8 by a vote of 14-to-9. Governor Leonard Farwell signed the bill as Chapter 103, Laws of 1853, on July 10.


Source: State of Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau, "Issues in Administering the Death Penalty," www.legis.wisconsin.gov (accessed Aug. 20, 2012)