South Carolina Penitentiary

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Date: 1866 to 1999
Location: Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United Statesmap
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The South Carolina Penitentiary (renamed the Central Correctional Institution in 1965) was the state of South Carolina's first prison. Completed in 1867, the South Carolina Penitentiary served as the primary state prison for nearly 130 years until its demolition in 1999.

  • 1912-1920, 47 electrocutions
  • 1921-1930, 38 electrocutions
  • 1931-1940, 68 electrocutions
  • 1941-1950, 57 electrocutions
  • 1951-1960, 24 electrocutions
  • 1961-1962, 7 electrocutions [1]

George Stinney Jr. (October 21, 1929 – June 16, 1944), was an African American child who was convicted, in a proceeding later vacated as an unfair trial, of murdering two white girls, ages 7 and 11, in his hometown of Alcolu, South Carolina. He was executed by electric chair in June 1944 in the South Carolins Penitentiary. Stinney is the youngest American to be sentenced to death and executed. [2]


  2. Banner, Stuart (March 5, 2005). When Killing a Juvenile Was Routine. The New York Times. Archived from the original on April 12, 2016

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