"Death Row USA"

A quarterly report by the Capital Punishment Project
of the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc.
CLICK HERE to see the Latest Death Row USA Report


The April 1, 2017 report includes the following statistics:

The number of inmates on death rows across the nation is 2,843, a decrease from 2,902 reported on October 1, 2016.

Jurisdictions (having 10 or more inmates) with the highest percent of minorities on death row

- Texas (74%)
- Louisiana (72%)
- California (67%)
- Pennsylvania (63%)
- North Carolina (60%)
- US Gov't (58%)
- Ohio (58%)
- Mississippi (57%)
- South Carolina (57%)
- Georgia (56%)

Jurisdictions with the most inmates on death row:

- California (744)
- Florida (386)
- Texas (247)
- Alabama (193)
- Pennsylvania (169)
- North Carolina (154)
- Ohio (143)
- Arizona (124)

 

Source: NAACP Legal Defense & Educational Fund, "Death Row USA," Fall 2016.