Which Texas Prison Has the Highest Rate of Executions?


Quick Answer

There is no one Texas prison associated with more executions than any other, but more executions take place in Harris County than in any other county in the state. As of 2014, Harris County has executed 122 people.

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Since 1982, 518 people have been executed under the Texas death penalty, and 279 executions took place between 2001 and 2014, according to the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty. Aside from Harris County, Dallas County has seen 53 executions and Bexar County, 39 executions as of 2015.

Unlike Texas, 18 states in the United States have abolished the death penalty. As of December 2014, Texas had 275 inmates sitting on death row, and although this number may seem high, this is the lowest number of death row inmates in the state since the late 1980s.

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