The faces of Georgia's Death Row

Photo application by Rhonda Cook, Mandi Albright and Pete Corson
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia executed its first Death Row inmate of 2017 — J.W. Ledford — on May 17. The state executed nine inmates in 2016, more than any other year since capital punishment was reinstated nationwide in 1976. There are several others on Georgia’s Death Row who might see the last of their appeals rejected soon.

Ledford was executed for the 1992 murder of his 73-year-old neighbor Dr. Harry Johnston, the physician who delivered Ledford when he was born. Ledford had requested death by firing squad, on the grounds that a lethal injection would subject him to too much pain. That request was denied.

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Source: Georgia Dept. of Corrections