Federal Executions 1927-Present

Name Method Race Offense Age Date Place*
Aldermon, James Hanging Unk Murder Unk 08/17/27 FL
Panzram, Carl Hanging White Murder of Laundry Foreman 36 09/05/30 KS
Barrett, George Electrocution White

Executions by Year

Last updated March 1, 2019 following an execution in Texas.
 Total since 1976 (including 2019):  1493

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Botched Executions

Post-Furman Botched Executions by Michael L. Radelet, University of Florida

1.  August 10, 1982.  Virginia.  Frank J. Coppola.  Electrocution.  Although no media representatives witnessed the execution and no details were ever released by the Virginia Department of Corrections, an attorney who was present later stated that it took two 55-second jolts of electricity to kill Coppola.  The second jolt produced the odor and sizzling sound of burning flesh, and Coppola's head and leg caught on fire.  Smoke filled the death chamber from floor to ceiling with