Final Utterances: Last Words of Death Row Inmates
What did do death row inmates say before their executions? Here is a couple.
Tennessee's firing squad bill put on hold due to high costs
NASHVILLE, TN. - A bill that would have allowed Tennessee to carry out firing squad executions has been put on hold due to the high costs associated with it, according to a House committee decision on Wednesday. The move is a setback for advocates of the death penalty, who have been grappling with issues related to lethal injections since last year.
The Remarkable Story of Hannie Schaft, the Resistance Hero Who Terrified the Nazis
A resistance hero, also known to many as Hannie Schaft, was the girl who terrified the Nazis and was a common enemy to all Nazis. Now, who was she? Hannie was a teenager living in the Netherlands and in her teenage years when the Nazis invaded. Knowing the fate of her country, this girl made sure that she took down these usurpers. She did the exact thing by saving the lives of numerous Jews during World War 2.
Last Woman Hanged in Arizona
It is a tragic tale of Eva Dugan and the way she left this earth and changed hanging in Arizona #Eva Dugan
The first known transgender person is executed for a murder committed in 2003 in Missouri
( CNN ) - Amber McLaughlin, a transgender woman who had been convicted of murder in 2003 and asked the governor for mercy but was turned down, was put to death in Missouri on Tuesday.
First Gas Chamber Execution in Arizona
The Hernandez brothers where the first people executed by the gas chamber ib Arizona side by side , #gas chamber
19-year-old teenager asks the court to allow her to watch her father's execution
Kevin Johnson scheduled for execution on November 28, 2022.Photo byMissouri Department of Corrections via AP, File. Khorry Ramey is requesting permission from the federal court in Missouri to watch her father's execution by lethal injection. The 19-year-old teenager needs special permission to be there when her father is put to death because a Missouri law bars anyone under 21 from witnessing an execution.
Death Row Inmate Tracy Beatty Shares Final Words Before Lethal Injection
According to the New York Post, Tracy Beatty, 61, shared his final words before being executed via lethal injection in Texas on Nov. 9. “See you on the other side,” he said according to the outlet.
The youngest person to be executed in the electric chair was proven innocent after 70 years
George Stinney Jr., a 14-year-old boy, is the youngest person to be executed in the electric chair for the murder of two white girls. He was executed in South Carolina in 1944, in the midst of the Jim Crow era.
At First Executions in Decades, Myanmar Military Junta Kills Four Democracy Activists
Min Aung Hlaing, Myanmar’s Commander-in-chief of the armed forces and current leader of the countryMikhail Frolov on Wikimedia Commons. The ruling military junta of Myanmar has executed four prisoners in the first use of capital punishment by the country in more than three decades. Among the men executed are rapper and former lawmaker Phyo Zeya Thaw, as well as the democracy activist Kyaw Min Yu. In January they were sentenced to death following closed trials in which they were accused of conspiring to commit terror acts in the country. Despite the executions already being carried out, and the families of the deceased having the right to their bodies for burial, officials at the prison have refused to hand over the body of Kyaw Min Yu.
Arizona Plans On Executing 2nd Man in 8 Years on June 8
Frank Atwood, convicted of murdering an 8-year Tuscon, Arizona toddler in 1984, is now scheduled to be executed on June 8 in Florence, Arizona. A federal appeals court denied a request by lawyers to make new arguments.
In the wake of Dixon execution, Florence State Prison inmate Frank Atwood forgoes method-of-death choice
(Pinal Count, AZ) — In Florence state prison, Clarence Wayne Dixon was executed Wednesday, May 11, 2022, by lethal injection — the default method when inmates waive the right to choose their cause of death. Dixon forwent his decision and so has Frank Atwood.
Arizona Executions are Now Rolling Forward Despite the Costs
Arizona is now executing prisoners after an 8-year hiatus. On May 11 one person was executed and another one is scheduled for June 8. This is despite the costs which can total $3 to $4 million per case.
Despite disabilities, Clarence Wayne Dixon will be executed on May 11, 2022
Clarence Wayne Dixon and an execution chamber at Florence state prison.Arizona Department of Corrections, AZ Central, Reuters, and The Guardian. (Pinal County, AZ) — Clarence Wayne Dixon —the Navajo man convicted of the 1978 rape and murder of Arizona State University student Deanna Bowdoin — was declared mentally compentent for execution on May 11, 2022, despite mental health issues.
Governor Puts Smith Execution on Hold
Temporary reprieve for Oscar SmithXU Haiwei/Unsplash. “Due to an oversight in preparation for lethal injection, the scheduled execution of Oscar Smith will not move forward tonight. I am granting a temporary reprieve while we address Tennessee Department of Correction protocol. Further details will be released when they are available.” - Bill Lee, Governor of Tennessee 4/21/2022 5:35 p.m.
South Carolina approves firing squad executions for death row inmates
Photo of a recreational prison yardWikimedia Commons. As of March 18th, South Carolina is now one of the few states in the US where firing squad executions are legal. The method will only be implemented on the basis of individual choice. Each inmate will be given the option to choose between a lethal injection, death by firing squad, and an electric chair execution.