Dead Men Walking, Talking, Eating


| 11/11/2010 3:39:58 PM


Tags: death penalty, last meals, final words, executions, death row, Kate MacDonald, politics, The Texas Observer, The Sun, Executed Today, Dead Man Eating Weblog, Brad Zellar,

 

Map of US lethal injection usage 

Map of usage of lethal injection chair for the death penalty in the United States. 

Lethal Injections Map 




In our latest issue (Nov/Dec) you’ll find a couple fine features on the subject of the death penalty in America; The Texas Observer’s Robert Leleux takes a long and very hard look at the assembly line approach to executions in the Lone Star State, and The Sun interviews legendary capital punishment opponent Sister Helen Prejean, 17 years after the publication of her Pulitzer Prize-nominated Dead Man Walking: An Eyewitness Account of the Death Penalty in the United States. 

Whether your interest in executions (you can’t really sugarcoat that word) is fueled by moral outrage or purely voyeuristic curiosity, the internet offers all sorts of resources, history, and creepy diversions.