Florida's Electric Chair: Will We Return to This?

From the Florida Department of Corrections:

The electric chair is made of oak and was constructed by Corrections Department personnel in 1998. It was installed at Florida State Prison in Starke in 1999, replacing the chair constructed in 1923. It should be noted that the only aspect of the current electric chair that is new is the wooden structure of the chair itself. The apparatus that administers the electric current to the condemned prisoner is the same that has been used in recent years. It is regularly tested to ensure proper functioning.

From the Death Penalty Information Center, some very horrible photos of the last Florida execution in this very electric chair (in 1999), did you know about all the blood that goes with an electrocution?  Remember, it's a cruel and unusual punishment standard ....




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