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Pennsylvania's Death Penalty

DOC Position Statement

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has no position on the death penalty.  As an agency responsible for carrying out sentences imposed by the courts, it would be inappropriate to take sides on the issue of capital punishment. 

Execution List - Current listing of individuals currently sentenced to death

Warrant Listing - Listing of all warrants signed by governors from 1985 to present

Question and Answers about the death penalty

List of individuals executed by lethal injection (1995 to present)


​Photos of the Execution Complex at SCI Rockview:


The gurney.

From the chamber looking into the witness areas (citizen and public witnesses sit on the left, while victim witnesses sit on the right of the divider).



Two of three holding cells; located about 20 feet away from the chamber.