General Statistics

The § 2255 Project maintains various data and demographic information about the federal death row population. Please click on any link in the menu on the left to open relevant charts documenting: (1) the current racial composition of inmates on federal death row; (2) the states and federal judicial circuits in which the capital cases of federal death row inmates originated; and (3) the growth of the federal death row population since 1991, the year in which the first death sentence of the modern federal death penalty era was imposed. All data and statistics are current as of the dates indicated on each chart. Please contact the § 2255 Project with any additional inquiries concerning the federal death row population.

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