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States with the most executions, inmates on death row

Texas executed its 500th inmate this week. The state has carried out nearly 40 percent of executions in the United States since 1976, when the Supreme Court allowed capital punishment to resume.

States with the most executions, inmates on death row

Texas executed its 500th inmate this week. The state has carried out nearly 40 percent of executions in the United States since 1976, when the Supreme Court allowed capital punishment to resume.

We took at look at which states have executed the most inmates, and which have the most prisoners currently on death row, using data from the Death Penalty Information Center. Pennsylvania has one of the largest death row populations, but has carried out just a few executions.

Most executions since 1976:
1. Texas, 500 executions
2. Virginia, 110
3. Oklahoma, 105
4. Florida, 77
5. Missouri, 68
6. Alabama, 55
7. Georgia, 53
8. Ohio, 51
9. North Carolina, 43
9. South Carolina, 43

(Pennsylvania has executed three inmates)

Most inmates on death row:
1. California, 727 inmates
2. Florida, 413
3. Texas, 300
4. Pennsylvania, 202
5. Alabama, 198
6. North Carolina, 161
7. Ohio, 147
8. Arizona, 127
9. Georgia, 97
10. Louisiana, 88

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