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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.
Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaevage 24 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 Paul Coonce Jr. 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 55 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 59 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.
Dustin HonkenSentenced to death for the murder of two girls, ages 10 and 6, who were witnesses to the murder of their mother. Honken received a life sentence for the mother's murder.
Richard Allen JacksonConvicted of the use of a firearm on federal property during a felony, resulting in the death of the victim.
Daryl LawrenceMurdered a police officer during an attempted bank robbery in Columbus, Ohio.
Danny LeeCarried out the triple murder of a gun dealer and his family.
Kenneth LightyKidnapped and murdered an alleged PCP dealer - who happened to be the son of a Washington, D.C. police lieutenant.
Ronald Mikosage 71 Podiatrist who shot and killed a former patient to prevent her from testifying in a federal probe of a Medicare fraud scheme.
Lisa Montgomery Kidnapped and killed a woman, then delivered and stole her unborn baby.
Keith Nelson Convicted of kidnapping a girl from her home in Kansas and murdering her.
Wesley PurkeySentenced to death for the kidnapping, rape, and murder of a Kansas City teen.
Julius RobinsonKilled two men in drug-related incidents in Ft. Worth
Alfonso Rodriguez Jr. Convicted of the kidnapping and murder of a college student.
David RunyonShot and killed a US Navy officer in a murder-for-hire plot in Newport News, VA.
Ricardo Sanchez, Jr. Murdered two children on the Florida Turnpike in 2006, and received life sentences for murdering the children's parents.
Thomas Sanders Kidnapped and murdered a 12-year old girl.
Kaboni SavageOrchestrated the murders of 13 people in relation to drug crimes, and was given 13 death sentences.
Mark Snarr Killed a fellow inmate and stabbed and wounded two corrections officers at the U.S. Penitentiary in Beaumont.
Rejon Taylor Convicted of carjacking, kidnapping, and murdering a businessman from Atlanta, GA.
Richard TiptonRichmond gang member convicted for his role in a series of drug-related murders.
Jorge Torrez Jorge Torrez was an ex-marine and sentenced to death for the 2009 murder of a US Navy Petty Officer Amanda Snell.
Alejandro UmanaMS-13 gang member who killed two brothers in a Greensboro, NC restaurant.
Daniel Troya Killed two children and their parents on the Florida Turnpike in 2006, allegedly because of a drug debt.
Alfred BourgeoisMurdered his daughter at Corpus Christi Naval Air Station in Texas.
William LeCroy, Jr. Sentenced to death for the carjacking and murder of a Georgia woman.
Carlos Caro Murdered his cellmate while already in prison.
Edward FieldsFormer prison guard who stalked murdered two campers while wearing a homemade sniper suit.
Dustin HiggsMurdered three women after getting into an argument with one.
Iouri Mikhel Convicted of murders in a kidnapping-for-ransom scheme targeting Russian immigrants.
Norris Holder Shot and killed a bank guard during a robbery.