Connecticut's death row is located in Somers with about ten people. The method of execution is injection. Since the death penalty was reinstated in 1976, 1160 have been executed in the United States as of May 2009. Connecticut has executed one prisoner since that time.
Some statistics courtesy of the Clark County Prosecuting Attorney* where you can find everything from crimes committed to last meals. I was surprised that some states still used firing squads and hangings.
- Of those executed, 11 were female. (The last was Frances Elaine Newton in Texas on September 14, 2005).
- Of those executed, 22 were under the age of 18 at the time of the murder. (The last was Scott Allen Hain in Oklahoma on April 3, 2003).
- Of those executed, 656 (57%) were white and 397 (34%) were black.
- Of those executed: 991 (85%) were executed by lethal injection, including 513 of the last 521 executions.
- 155 were executed by electric chair (The last was James Earl Reed in South Carolina on June 20, 2008).
- 11 were executed by gas chamber (The last was Walter LeGrand in Arizona on March 3, 1999). 3 were executed by hanging (The last was Billy Bailey in Delaware on January 25, 1996). 2 were executed by firing squad (The last was John Albert Taylor in Utah on January 27, 1996).
Executions were held in 34 different states: 437 (37%) were in Texas and 19 were in Indiana.