Prison & Jail Executions

Note: The list of executions at Kentucky State Penitentiary are organized by date, beginning with the first execution in 1911. Kentucky began using the electric chair in 1911 and did not cease using this method until 1999 when the first inmate was executed by lethal injection. Before 1911, Kentucky law mandated executions be conducted by public hanging, usually at the county jail in which the offense took place.

Contributed by Phil T. and Shawn L.


  1. Bartleman, B. The Paducah Sun (Paducah, Kentucky), 12 November 2004, pp. 1-2.


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