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There are currently 61 inmates on federal death row. All have been sentenced to capital punishment for murder with special circumstances. Many killed children or multiple people at once, in horrific and brutal crimes. Others committed murders while in federal prison already, or committed murders on federal property. Some are famous for their crimes, like the perpetrator behind the Boston Marathon bombings. Others will spend the rest of their days in obscurity.
People on death row share a number of commonalities, which Federal death row inmates have as well. More than half don't have a high school diploma, they are overwhelmingly male (there is only one woman on federal death row), and are about 40% Caucasian and 40% African-American. Texas has the most inmates on federal death row, in keeping with Texas having the largest death row of any state. And all of the inmates will wait years or decades for their execution.
Here are all of the inmates currently on federal death row. Please note that pictures aren't available for many inmates who have been on death row longer than a decade.
Shannon AgofskyMurdered an inmate at Beaumont Federal Penitentiary in Texas.
Azibo Aquart Murdered three people by beating them to death with a baseball bat.
Kenneth Eugene Barrett Murdered an Oklahoma State Trooper during a drug bust.
Brandon BashamKidnapped and murdered a 44-year-old woman during his co-defendant's escape from prison.
Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaevage 23 Convicted of the Boston Marathon bombings. Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev was the main suspect in the April 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
Anthony BattleSentenced to death for the murder of a prison guard.
Brandon BernardConvicted at the age of 18 for carjacking and murdering a couple visiting Texas.
Robert Bolden Killed a bank guard during an attempted robbery in St. Louis.
Meier Jason Brown Murdered a postal worker.
Wesley Coonce Killed an inmate while already in Federal prison.
Odell Corley Shot and killed two employees during a botched bank robbery.
Len Davis Former New Orleans police officer who ordered the murder of a young woman who witnessed his beating of a witness.
Joseph E. Duncan IIIage 52 Joseph Edward Duncan III is an American convicted serial killer and sex offender who is on death row in federal prison in conjunction with the 2005 kidnappings and murders of members of the ...more
Joseph Ebron Murdered an inmate in Federal prison.
Sherman Lamont FieldsShot and killed his girlfriend after he escaped from a detention center where he was being held on a federal weapons charge.
Chadrick Fulks Kidnapped and killed a woman after escaping from a Kentucky jail.
Marvin Gabrion On Death Row for the kidnapping and murder of 19-year-old Rachel Timmerman of Cedar Springs, Michigan.
Edgar Garcia Murdered a fellow inmate; also stabbed and wounded two corrections officers.
Thomas HagerConvicted of a drug-related murder.
David Paul Hammerage 58 David Paul Hammer is an American murderer. He has been recently transferred from the federal death row at Terre Haute prison, Indiana to United States Penitentiary, Canaan. He was sentenced to ...more
Charles Hall Killed an inmate in Federal prison.
Orlando HallAbducted, raped, beat, and murdered a 16-year-old girl in Ft. Worth.