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Federal Death Row Inmates

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List includes prisoners sentenced to death and awaiting capital punishment by a federal court of the United States.

There are currently 6o inmates on federal death row, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. 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. They are overwhelmingly male (there is only one woman on federal death row). 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 all inmates.

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  • Brandon Basham

    Brandon Basham

    Kidnapped and murdered a 44-year-old woman during his co-defendant's escape from prison.
  • Shannon Agofsky

    Murdered an inmate at Beaumont Federal Penitentiary in Texas.
  • Kenneth Eugene Barrett

    Murdered an Oklahoma State Trooper during a drug bust.
  • Convicted of the Boston Marathon bombings.
  • Anthony Battle

    Anthony Battle

    Sentenced to death for the murder of a prison guard.
  • Brandon Bernard

    Convicted 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 Ebron

    Murdered an inmate in Federal prison.
  • Sherman Lamont Fields

    Shot 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

    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 Hager

    Thomas Hager

    Convicted of a drug-related murder.
  • Charles Hall

    Killed an inmate in Federal prison.
  • Orlando Hall

    Abducted, raped, beat, and murdered a 16-year-old girl in Ft. Worth.
  • Sentenced 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 Jackson

    Convicted of the use of a firearm on federal property during a felony, resulting in the death of the victim.
  • Daryl Lawrence

    Murdered a police officer during an attempted bank robbery in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Kenneth Lighty

    Kidnapped and murdered an alleged PCP dealer - who happened to be the son of a Washington, D.C. police lieutenant.
  • Podiatrist who shot and killed a former patient to prevent her from testifying in a federal probe of a Medicare fraud scheme.
  • Lisa Montgomery

    Lisa Montgomery

    Kidnapped and killed a woman, then delivered and stole her unborn baby.