Death Row Information and Frequently Asked Questions

Death Row Information

Arizona's Death Row for men is located in the Browning Unit at Arizona State Prison Complex-Eyman which is located just outside the city of Florence Arizona. Female inmates on Death Row are housed at the Lumley Unit at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Perryville, near Goodyear Arizona. All executions are performed in Central Unit at the Arizona State Prison Complex-Florence in Florence Arizona.

The Browning Unit at ASPC-Eyman has 720 single-man cells. In addition to confining Condemned Death Row male inmates, Browning Unit also houses 230 validated gang members of eight certified Security Threat Groups. In addition Browning Unit has a Violence Control unit where inmates requiring exceptional management are housed. 

All male and female inmates on Death Row are classified as maximum custody. All inmates are in single cells which are equipped with a toilet, sink, bed and mattress. Each Death Row inmate has no contact with any other inmate. Out-of-cell time is limited to outdoor exercise in a secured area, two hours a day, three times a week, and a shower, three times a week.  All meals are delivered by correction officers at the cell front.  Limited non-contact visitation is available. Death Row inmates may place two ten minute telephone calls per week. Personal property is limited to hygiene items, two appliances, two books and writing materials, which can be purchased from the inmate commissary. Health care is provided at the Health Unit; medication is passed out at the cell front. Clergy contacts are provided at the cell. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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  1. How many people are on Arizona's Death Row?
    Information on Arizona's Death Row inmates can be viewed on the Current Death Row Inmates page.
  2. What is the race and ethnic make-up of Death Row inmates in Arizona?
    Information on Arizona's Death Row inmates can be viewed on the Current Death Row Inmates page.
  3. What are the dimensions of the cells in which Death Row inmates are confined?
    Each cell at Browning Unit is 11 feet, 7 inches by 7 feet, 9 inches, a total of 86.4 square feet.

    Each cell at the Lumley Unit is 12 feet by 7 feet, 2 inches, a total of 86.4 square feet.
  4. Are the inmates allowed to have contact visits or do they just have non-contact visits?
    Death Row visits are non-contact.
  5. How can Death Row inmate medical records/information be obtained?
    Medical records and information contained in medical records are considered confidential by Arizona State Statute A.R.S. 12-2292.
  6. Is there a library for Death Row inmates?
    Death Row inmates have limited access to general reading materials.
    They may borrow two books for general reading every two weeks.
    They have full access to the courts and unlimited access to legal research materials.

  7. From the time an inmate is sentenced to death to the time the inmate is executed, what is the average length of time that an Arizona inmate remains on Death Row?

    Since 1937, the average Arizona Death Row inmate has spent 12 years on death row.

    Since 1992, the average length of stay for the 34 executed inmates is 17.44 years.