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Death Row Facts

Number of Death Row: 73
Numbers Breakdown: 72 males and 1 female
38 White, 32 African Americans, 1 Hispanic, 1 Native American, 1 Asian

 

Where are they from?
48 offenders are from the largest metropolitan counties of
Shelby (29), Davidson (8), Knox (7), and Hamilton (3)

21 offenders were convicted in East Tennessee
21 offenders were convicted in Middle Tennessee
31 offenders were convicted in West Tennessee

 

Oldest on Death Row:
Jerry Davidson, 6/12/43, 71 years old
Convicted in Dickson County
On Death Row since September 1997

 

Only Female on Death Row:
Christa Pike, 3/10/76, 38 years old
Convicted in Knox County
On Death Row since March 1996

 

Youngest Male on Death Row:
John Freeland, 11/1/82, 31 years old
Convicted in Madison County
On Death Row since May 2011

 

Longest Time on Death Row:
Donald Strouth, 1/9/59, 55 years old
Convicted in Sullivan County
On Death Row since September 1978

 

Last Person Sentenced to Death Row:
Rickey Bell, 9/02/79, 35 years old
Convicted in Tipton County
On Death Row since March 2012

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, four offenders with three death sentences, one offender with four 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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