Governor Perry is about to equal the record of executions while in office that was set by former Governor Bush. 152 people were executed by Bush while he was governor. On April 11, Perry could reach number 152 if James Lee Clark is executed at 6:00 pm, as scheduled.
Clark would be the 12th inmate put to death this year in Texas, which has accounted for all but one of the nation’s executions so far this year. At least nine other executions are scheduled in the state in the coming months.