This video is a timeline of the death penalty from start to end.
If there is one topic that raises contention every time, it has to be the death penalty. Whether you oppose it or support it, it is still a part of the criminal justice system, and it is done worldwide. What is it like to be a death row convict in the last 24 hours before the death penalty? We take a look at the terrifying activities before the death penalty from start to end.
Living on death row is not a short stay. The average person waits for 15 years before their final day on death row. This is to give plenty of time for appeals on their case. There are currently more than 2500 people on death row. The majority of them are either black or white, with those two races compiling about 80% of its inhabitants.
A death row convict will go through several steps 24 hours before the death penalty, and while they are different depending on which state they are condemned to die in, they all stick to the same general set of rules.
So what's it like on death row? Psychologists and lawyers in the United States and elsewhere have argued that protracted periods in the confines of death row can make prisoners suicidal, delusional, and insane.
On their last 24 hours alive, death row convicts have to follow a death penalty timeline that has been planned with terrifying precision. In the final 24 hours before the execution, a prisoner can be visited by several people, including family, friends, attorneys, and spiritual advisors. These visits take place in the deathwatch area or a special visitation room and are halted sometime during that last day.
Make sure you watch this video to get an idea of what your last day on death row would be like.
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