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Florida Department of Corrections, Secretary Michael D. Crews

Florida Department of Corrections
Michael D. Crews, Secretary

Death Row

Four Inmates were Executed in FY 2012-2013

  • On June 30, 2013, there were 405 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 are allowed to use unlighted tobacco products in death row housing areas. These inmates may purchase no more than two packages of smokeless tobacco products per week.
  • A death row cell is 6 X 9 X 9.5 feet high.
  • Four inmates were executed in FY 2012-2013.
Death Row Population on June 30 Compared Over Five Years
2009=391, 2010=394, 2011=399, 2012=402, 2013=405,