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

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Death Row

Five Inmates
Executed in FY 2002-03

  • On June 30, 2003, there were 367 inmates on Florida’s death row.

  • Florida administers execution by electric chair or lethal injection. Lethal injection became an option for death row inmates in FY 1999-00.

  • The first inmate to die by lethal injection was Terry Sims on February 23, 2000.

  • The executioner is an anonymous, private citizen who is paid $150 cash per execution.

  • A death row cell is 6 X 9 X 9.5 feet high.

  • Five death row inmates were executed in FY 2002-03.


Death Row Population at the
end of each Fiscal Year

FY 94/95=352, 96/97=381, 97/98=367, 99-00=368, 01/02=372, 02/03=367


Additions and Removals from Death Row
FY 1993-94 to FY 2002-03

FY 94/95=+36,-26, exec 0; 96/97=+30, -13, exec 3; 97/98=+15,-25, exec 4; 99-00=+20,-24, exec 5;  01/02=+19,-18, executed 0; 02/03=+9,-9, executed 5;


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