If you kill someone, do you think it is right, just or fair that you are killed for your crime?
In Britain we abolished the death penalty back in 1965, after a series of innocent people were hung. But in America, capital punishment still remains, with 1,442 death row executions taking place since 1976 (including 2016).
Since we no longer enforce death as punishment here in Britain, I was curious to find out whether or not the death penalty was a suitable punishment for murderers, and if it would ever be fully abolished across America. I also heard the stories of those who have been personally affected in some way by the penalty.
This is DEATH ROW.
Listen to the documentary below or visit the website.
Everyone who was interviewed is connected in someway to the death penalty. Using the map below, click on the coloured markers to learn about their stories and listen to their individual interviews.[/one-half-first] [one-half]
Lethal injection is the most common form of execution. Islam allows the death penalty, but forgiveness is preferable.
If you had one last meal, what would it be?
Visually engage with images and photos that tell the story for you and see what past inmates have requested for their last meal. Or experience the journey from cell to execution bed with an executions timeline.