CategoryState Information
State AbbreviationTX
State NameTexas
Death Penalty?Yes
Number of Executions Since 1976543
Number of Executions before 1976755
Current Death Row Population247
Women on Death Row 6
Date Death Penalty Re-enacted12/31/1973
1st Execution After Re-enactment1982
Murder Rate (per 100,000)4.8
Is Life Without Parole an Option?Yes
Can a defendant get death for a felony in which s/he was not responsible for the murder?Yes
Number of Innocent Persons Freed From Death Row13
Number of Clemencies Granted2
RegionSouth
Method

Injection

How is the Sentence Determined?

Jury

Location of Death Row(s)Livingston (Women: Gatesville)
Clemency Process

Governor must have the Board of Pardons and Paroles recommendation for clemency.