Skip navigation.
Home | About Us | Contact Us
Rick Scott, Governor
Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Death Row

No Inmates Were
Executed in FY 2005-2006

  • On June 30, 2006, there were 377 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.

  • No death row inmates were executed in FY 2005-2006.

Death Row Population on June 30, 2002 - 2006

2002=372, 2003=367, 2004=366, 2005=369, 2006=377


Executions, Additions, and Removals
from Death Row
FY 2001-02 to FY 2005-06

FY 01/02=+19,-18, executed 0; 02/03=+9,-9, executed 5; 03/04=+10,-8, executed 3; 04/05=+13, -9, exec 1; 05/06=+19, -11, exec 0


This section of the 2005-06 Annual Report is also provided as an Adobe Acrobat file. Acrobat Reader, a free program is required. Download the two-page section (243K PDF file) for printing or viewing.