Unspeakable Crimes US States with the Most Prisoners on Death Row

Alby Thompson
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
1890-06-10 - 1