On June 30, 2012, there were 402 inmates (398 males & four females) on Florida's death row.
Four inmates were executed in FY 2011-12 .
The state of Florida was given the authority to execute inmates by the 1923 Legislature.
The U.S. Supreme Court declared capital punishment unconstitutional in 1972 in Furman vs. Georgia. In 1976 the Furman decision was overturned, upholding the constitutionality of the death penalty, which was resumed in Florida in 1979 with the execution of John Spenkelink.