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Death Row Facts

Number of Death Row: 67
Numbers Breakdown: 66 males and 1 female
36 White, 29 African Americans, 1 Hispanic, 1 Asian

 

Where are they from?
47 offenders are from the largest metropolitan counties of
Shelby (28), Davidson (8), Knox (7), and Hamilton (3)

20 offenders were convicted in East Tennessee
18 offenders were convicted in Middle Tennessee
30 offenders were convicted in West Tennessee

 

Oldest on Death Row:
Roy Keough, 8/17/44, 70 years old
Convicted in Shelby County
On Death Row since May 1997

 

Only Female on Death Row:
Christa Pike, 3/10/76, 39 years old
Convicted in Knox County
On Death Row since March 1996

 

Youngest Male on Death Row:
Sedrick Clayton, 5/15/83, 31 years old
Convicted in Shelby County
On Death Row since December 2014

 

Longest Time on Death Row:
David Miller, 7/16/57, 57 years old
Convicted in Knox County
On Death Row since March 1982

 

Last Person Sentenced to Death Row:
Sedrick Clayton, 5/15/83, 31 years old
Convicted in Shelby County
On Death Row since December 2014

Male offenders are housed at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. Female offenders sentenced to death are housed at the Tennessee Prison for Women in Nashville.


The following number of offenders have multiple death sentences: 10 offenders with two death sentences, five offenders with three death sentences, and one offender with six death sentences.


Link to List of Death Row Offenders
(Click here for a list of offenders currently on death row.)


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