The US government is set to reintroduce the death penalty.
According to the justice department, five inmates who are currently on death-row will be killed between December 2019 and January 2020.
It comes after a 16-year-hiatus which saw the death penalty suspended.
The five inmates have been convicted of murders or rapes of children or senior citizens.
In a statement, Attorney General William Barr said “we owe it to the victims and their families to carry forward the sentence imposed by our justice system."