An Executions Timeline

Images sourced from: deathpenaltyphoto.org 

Prison barbed-wire fencing.

American Justice.

 

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timeline04The prisoner is taken from the death row population.

timeline06Prisoner has the last meal at this table…

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final contact visitation with friends and family…

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and the last opportunity to use the phone.

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The warden brings the prisoner to death watch.

The door leading to "Cell C" on North Carolina's death watch area.

Cell C is where the prisoner is kept.

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Inside of Cell C.

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The last bed to be slept on.

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Prisoner is placed on the gurney, IV lines are started.

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Warden instructs the witnesses…

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in the witness viewing room

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Gurney is wheeled into the death chamber…

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and is placed at the viewing window.

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A curtain is pulled to hide the execution team.

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Photo of an art installation about executions.

(2:05 am or 2:17 am)

The prisoner is pronounced dead.

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Family and witnesses exit the prison.

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The State announces the time of death…

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Meanwhile a prison van takes the body…

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A death certificated is issued.

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The manner of death listed as homicide.

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and another body is laid to rest.

 

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