South Carolina

Does South Carolina allow for capital punishment?Yes

Present status of the state’s capital punishment laws?Ongoing

How many executions have taken place?684

How many executions are scheduled for 2011?One carried out

How many inmates are on Death Row?63

Is life without parole an available alternative?Yes

What methods of execution are available?Choice of Injection or Electrocution

If lethal injection is used, what drug or drug combination is used in the state?3-drug protocol, starting with pentobarbital. Began using pentobarbital in 3-drug protocol on May 6, 2011 (Reuters, 5/6/11)