state of civil and political rights:
death row: 412 (as of April 1, 2013, source: DPIC)
year of last executions: 0-0-0
death sentences: 0
international treaties on human rights and the death penalty:
The method of execution is injection. The prisoner can eventually choose electrocution . The sentence is determined by a jury. The judge may override the jury decision. The death row is located at Starke (Women: Pembroke Pines). As for the clemency process, the Governor has the authority to grant clemency on the advice of the Board of Executive Clemency.
On December 15, 2006, Florida Governor Jeb Bush called a temporary halt to all executions while a panel reviews how lethal injections are administered following the lingering death of inmate Angel Nieves Diaz on December 13. Diaz, 55, took 34 minutes to die and had to be administered two lethal doses when the needle missed his vein piercing tissue instead, according to a preliminary autopsy.
The executive order suspending all executions, however, does not mandate the reviewing panel to propose alternatives methods of capital punishment. It only asks that they examine whether lethal injections are properly administered.