Michigan became the first English-speaking territory in the world to abolish capital punishment in 1847, except in cases of treason.
Only 13 executions were carried out in Michigan’s history, just 6 of which occurred after Michigan officially became a territory in 1805.
The only execution carried out in Michigan after it gained statehood was the federal execution (outside state jurisdiction) of Anthony Chebatoris in 1938. H
The death penalty has been constitutionally banned in Michigan since 1963, including for acts of treason.