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Death Row Inmates

The nation's death row population numbered 3,365, including 50 women, as of January 1, 1998, according to the Death Penalty Information Center.

The number of death row inmates executed since 1976, when the Supreme Court reinstated the sentencing option, totaled 436, including just one woman, as of January 30, 1998, according to the DPIC.


State total women State total women
California 477 8 Virginia 41 0
Texas 428 7 Arkansas 33 0
Florida 389 5 Kentucky 30 1
Pennsylvania 213 4 Oregon 23 0
North Carolina 197 5 Idaho 19 1
Ohio 179 0 Maryland 17 0
Illinois 165 3 U.S. Government 16 0
Alabama 154 3 New Jersey 15 1
Arizona 123 1 Delaware 15 0
Oklahoma 118 3 Washington 11 0
Georgia 113 0 Utah 11 0
Tennessee 110 2 Nebraska 9 0
Missouri 91 2 U.S. Military 8 0
Nevada 87 1 Montana 7 0
Louisiana 72 1 Connecticut 5 0
South Carolina 70 0 Colorado 4 0
Mississippi 63 1 New Mexico 4 0
Indiana 46 1 South Dakota 2 0
As of Jan. 1, 1998
Source: Death Penalty Information Center

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