My DR pen pal has been on DR for 30 years, far longer than most, but I'm wondering how long that situation can continue. As far as I can understand, DR inmates have a certain number of appeals they can exhaust, and then when or whether their sentence is actually carried out depends on when the governer decides it's time to proceed with execution. But when might that happen, and what factors play into the decision? I don't really want to ask my pp about his execution date just yet, and I am confused by the info I find online about the process in general. I know many states had halted executions until further notice back some decades ago; but some states continue to execute a handful of prisoners every year, and some had been picking up the pace in the last couple years. My pen pal's appeals do appear to be exhausted, he's in Florida, and I know executions do get carried out still at his facility. His best friend was executed there three years ago, he just marked that anniversary.
Is there any way to understand how likely it is that my pp's death warrant will be signed soon?
Has anyone here ever had a pen pal executed?