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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

One Inmate
Executed in FY 2004-05

  • On June 30, 2005, there were 369 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.

  • 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.

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

  • One death row inmate was executed in FY 2004-2005.

Death Row Population on June 30, 1996-2005

1996=367, 1997=381, 1998=367, 1999=377, 2000=368, 2002=372, 2003=367, 2004=366, 2005=369


Executions, Additions, and Removals from Death Row
FY 1995-96 to FY 2004-05

FY 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; 03/04=+10,-8, executed 3; 04/05=+13, -9, exec 1


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