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Q: How much does it cost to incarcerate someone who is sentenced to the death penalty?
A: It costs the same as it does to incarcerate any other offender in a maximum-custody unit.
Q: Who is scheduled to be executed next?
A: That is determined by the courts. At the moment no offenders are scheduled for execution.
Q: Who was the last offender to be executed in Washington?
A: Cal Brown was executed in September 2010.
Q: How many offenders are scheduled for execution?
Q: Does Washington use the one-drug protocol?
Q: Who participates in an execution?
A: We do not disclose the names or positions of execution team members to ensure their safety.
Q: What does death row look like?
A: There actually is no “death row” in Washington. Offenders who are scheduled for execution are housed with other offenders in a maximum-custody unit at the Washington State Penitentiary.
The Washington State Office of the Attorney General can provide detailed information about the legal process in Washington death penalty cases and updates on scheduled executions.