Death Row

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On Texas’s death row, there are no contact visits at all– no hand-holding, no embraces.

There is a strange little ritual when a Texas prisoner who still has family and friends is executed: his or her loved ones rush to the Huntsville funeral home which holds the contract with the prison, to touch the dead body while warmth remains in it. Normally, it will have been over five years since it was possible to touch the prisoner at all.

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David Holmes
10 years ago

How terribly sad.

jordan d
jordan d
10 years ago

i agree so so sad

Nora dempsey
Nora dempsey
10 years ago

Devastating for the families but I guess the prisoner gave up all rights and privileges when he committed the crime

Bryce Gipple
Bryce Gipple
9 years ago
Reply to  Nora dempsey

Agreed!

Lilian Neave
Lilian Neave
10 years ago

The prisoner deserves every anxious year, month and second till he is executed. The chilling horrific moments he put the victim through can never be forgiven or forgotten. South Africa needs to bring Capital Punishment back for all the barbaric murders we are having here.

hayden
hayden
9 years ago
Reply to  Lilian Neave

i would just like to give you my view on the death penalty , people say eye for an eye , if thats the case the whole world would be blind , Not saying these people dont deserve to be punished , but that should be left to the familys that person has destroyed , the familys deserve the right to end the life of that person , not the american goverment and prison service , and that too is murder , the American Goverment allow the sale of the weapons that cause these murders most of the time ,… Read more »

Wolff
Wolff
9 years ago

Just some numbers to think about: from 1900 to 1985 350 people were sentenced to death in the USA, whose innocence was proven after the conviction. 23 of them were proven innocent AFTER THEY WERE KILLED. Until 2007 15 prisoners in the death row were set free because of new DNA-methods. They didn’t have anything to do with the murders they had been accused of. Death is final and the justice system fails more often then you think. People sentence about people – and both sides of the system are far from being perfect. By the way: the countries with… Read more »

Charles Cowling
9 years ago
Reply to  Wolff

Thank you for this, Wolff. Very much appreciated.

stu
stu
7 years ago

The majority dont think about capital punishment when they commit such a heafty crime thats worthy of it, there minds are focused on the situation at hand but some like myself know that death row is no fun but ive studied. Its all bad and wrong death row and capital punishment. Bad bad bad. Somthing t pawnder.