North Carolina

Does North Carolina allow for capital punishment? Yes

Present status of the state’s capital punishment laws? Executions on hold due to lethal injection challenge in courts. Also, Racial Justice Act challenges will also hold up executions.

How many executions have taken place?827

How many executions are scheduled for 2011?None

How many inmates are on Death Row?166

Is life without parole an available alternative?Yes

What methods of execution are available? Lethal injection

If lethal injection is used, what drug or drug combination is used in the state? 3-drug protocol