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Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Timothy H. Cannon, Interim Secretary

Death Row

Three Inmates Executed
in FY 2000-01

  • On June 30, 2001, there were 371 inmates on Florida's death row.
  • Florida now administers execution by lethal injection.
  • Lethal injection became the primary execution method for death row inmates in FY 1999-00.
  • The first inmate to die by lethal injection was Terry Sims on February 23, 2000.
  • While tobacco was banned inside Florida prisons on January 1, 2000, death row inmates were exempted from this rule since they have no access to designated smoking areas.
  • The executioner is an anonymous, private citizen who is paid $150 cash per execution.
  • Three death row inmates were executed in FY 2000-01.
  • A death row cell is 6 x 9 x 9.5 feet high.
Death Row Population
at the end of each Fiscal Year
Rose from 323 in 91-92 to 371 in 00-01

Additions and Removals from Death Row
FY 1991-92 to FY 2000-01
Executions remained steady at an average of around 3 per year.  Additions dropped from 40 to 18.    Removals dropped from 31 to 12.


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