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List of the US states with the most inmates on death row. Connecticut abolished capital punishment in April 2012, becoming the 17th state without the death penalty - and the 5th to repeal the law since 2007. Connecticut and New Mexico both have prisoners currently sentenced to death, even though capital punishment has been outlawed in those states.

The numbers below were recorded January 1, 2012.

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California is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
California 1850-09-09 - 723

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Florida is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Florida 1845-03-03 - 402

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Texas is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Texas 1845-12-29 - 312

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Pennsylvania is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Pennsylvania 1787-12-12 - 211

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Alabama is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Alabama 1819-12-14 - 202

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North Carolina is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
North Carolina 1789-11-21 - 166

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Ohio is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Ohio 1803-03-01 - 151

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Arizona is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Arizona 1912-02-14 - 135

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Georgia is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Georgia 1788-01-02 - 99

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Louisiana is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Louisiana 1812-04-30 - 89

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Tennessee is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Tennessee 1796-06-01 - 88

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Nevada is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Nevada 1864-10-31 - 80

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Oklahoma is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Oklahoma 1907-11-16 - 70

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South Carolina is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
South Carolina 1788-04-23 - 58

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Mississippi is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Mississippi 1817-12-10 - 56

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Missouri is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Missouri 1821-08-10 - 47

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Arkansas is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Arkansas 1836-06-15 - 40

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Oregon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Oregon 1859-02-14 - 37

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Kentucky is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Kentucky 1792-06-01 - 35

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Delaware is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Delaware 1787-12-07 - 19

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Idaho is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Idaho 1890-07-03 - 14

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Indiana is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Indiana 1816-12-11 - 14

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Virginia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Virginia 1788-06-25 - 12

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Connecticut is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Connecticut 1788-01-09 - 11 (abolished death penality in 2012, but did not make the law retroactive)

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Nebraska is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Nebraska 1867-03-01 - 11

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Kansas is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Kansas 1861-01-29 - 10

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Utah is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Utah 1896-01-04 - 9

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Washington is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Washington 1889-11-11 - 9

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Maryland is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Maryland 1788-04-25 - 5

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Colorado is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Colorado 1876-08-01 - 4

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South Dakota is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
South Dakota 1889-11-02 - 4

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Montana is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Montana 1889-11-08 - 2

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New Mexico is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
New Mexico 1912-01-06 - 2 (abolished the death penalty in 2007, but did not make the law retroactive)

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New Hampshire is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
New Hampshire 1788-06-21 - 1

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Wyoming is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row
Wyoming 1890-06-10 - 1