Photo Gallery: Executed Women 5/16

Death row inmate Wanda Jean Allen, 41, scheduled to be executed Jan. 11, talks to a reporter Friday, Dec. 29, 2000, in the interview room of the Mabel Bassett Correctional Center in Oklahoma City. Texas set a record with 40 executions in 2000. Oklahoma, with one-sixth the population, ranked second with 11 and in January will tie Texas' one-month record with eight executions, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Death Penalty Information Center. (AP Photo/Jerry Laizure)