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The McVeigh Execution: Fast Facts

The relevant facts, dates and figures on the execution of Timothy McVeigh:

- Attorney General John Ashcroft delayed McVeigh's execution until June 11, 2001.

- McVeigh’s previous execution date was May 16, 2001.

- The method of execution will be lethal injection.

- The last civilian executed by the Federal government was Victor Feguer, hanged in 1963 at the Iowa State Penitentiary, Fort Madison, Iowa, for murder and kidnapping.

- 21 prisoners are currently being held in the Special Confinement Unit at USP Terre Haute, Ind.

- The federal government has executed 34 people since 1927, when reliable records began.

- Congress revived death penalty for federal crimes in 1988, authorizing execution for "drug kingpin" murders.

- In 1994, Congress expanded to more than 60 the federal crimes punishable by death.

- In August 1995, the federal government completed construction of a 2,123-square-foot brick building on the grounds of the federal prison in Terre Haute.

- Public schools in Terre Haute, Ind., and the surrounding county will close May 16 because of the McVeigh execution.

- Authorities have agreed to McVeigh’s request to withhold autopsy after he is executed.

- McVeigh filed an affidavit in U.S. District Court in Denver, asking the court to end the appeal of his death sentence on December 11, 2000.

- 12 states do not have the death penalty.