Death Row

Death Row Facts

A Mother Visits her Son on "Texas Death Row" c- Ken Light

Death-Row Prisoners by State

Death-Row Prisoners by Race

List of States with the Death Penalty

Size of Death Row Populations since 1968

State by State Information - State by state information concerning many aspects of the death penalty.

Death Row Conditions - State by State comparison of conditions by Sandra Babcock, Clinical Director of the Center for International Human Rights at Northwestern University Law School (last updated 6/08). See recent changes (2015) to conditions on Virginia's death row.

"Death Row Inmates Characteristics, Adjustment, and Confinement: A Critical Review of the Literature," by Mark D. Cunningham and Mark P. Vigen, Behavioral Sciences and Law, 2002. (PDF)

"I miss the stars.  You know, I haven't seen the stars in years and years and years. I miss the rain. I miss food. I miss all these things. But what it comes down to the most -- and this is the thing that will scar me the most and that I'll carry with me as a scar the longest -- the thing I miss the most is being treated like a human being."

-CNN interview with Damien Echols on Arkansas death row since 1993 (Jan. 13, 2011) (released August 2011).

"Death Row USA" from the NAACP Legal Defense Fund - An NAACP publication that lists death row populations by state as well as other statistics.

Death Sentence Information - Information on death sentences by state and year from 1977 on.

Time on Death Row - Examination of the length of time prisoners spend on death row.

Information on Defendants Who Were Executed Since 1976 and Designated as "Volunteers"

 "Killing the Willing: 'Volunteers,' Suicide and Competency," by J. Blume, Michigan Law Review, 2005.

Characteristics of Death Row Inmates

Execution Information - Facts and resources on executions

Resources Regarding Death Row

Comparison of Death Rows Internationally

Clustering of the Death Penalty Execution and sentencing Data

Death Row by County

Death Row News and Developments - Current Year

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