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Death Row Facts

• As of December 31, 1999, the death penalty was authorized by 38 states and the Federal Government.

• There are five methods of execution in the United States: lethal injection, electrocution, lethal gas, hanging, and firing squad.

• 3,581 offenders were under sentence of death in the United States as of December 31, 2001.

• Texas, California, and Florida have the largest death row populations.

• Texas leads the nation in the number of executions since death penalty was reinstated in 1976.

• As of July 14th, 2005 there are 412 people on death row in the State of Texas.

• 9 being females and 403 being males.

• Since 1982 to the present day Texas has executed 345 people.

• Harris County leads the State of Texas by sentencing more people to death than any other county in Texas with 280 people being placed on death row.

• As of today there are 9 people still waiting for their death to be carried out in the State of Texas this year barring a stay from the Governor they will die before 2005 ends.

• Since 1982, 507 people placed on death row in Texas have had their sentences reduced or commuted life. (Life with Jesus)

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