Death row is a place in a prison that houses inmates awaiting execution after being convicted of a capital crime. The term is also used figuratively to describe the state of awaiting execution (“being on death row”), even in places where no special facility or separate unit for condemned inmates exists.
From the drive to the death house to the final meal and last walk, every minute of an inmate’s final day is planned with terrifying precision.
While many prisoners are fighting their sentence until the minutes before their execution, jailers and those responsible for ending an inmate’s life, plan the final hours with precision.
Movement To The Death Watch Area – When a person reaches their final day on this Earth while on Death Row, they are separated from their usual cell and taken to a new one called the Death Watch Area
2. Option for Last Meal – prisoner is often given the option of a last meal.
In a lot of prisons, the prisoner doesn’t have much of a choice at all. They will get to “choose” whatever they want that was already on the menu for the prison that day
3. Visitation of Last people
The last 24 hours a condemned prisoner gets while on Death Row is spread about to allow for the visitation of all manner of people. The prisoner’s family members, friends, and even people from the media can come and speak with the prisoner before they are executed
4. Arrival of spiritual leaders – At a specified time, which is different for each prison, the warden will arrive with the prison chaplain.
5. preparation of execution place – Depending on the prison where the execution is taking place, a prisoner might be given a brand new set of clothes to wear for their final moments.
6. Witnesses arrive as prisoner is taken to execution chamber.
7. Say Last words – At this time, they are given the option to make a final statement. They can do this verbally, they can read something they previously wrote, they can have someone else read their words, or they can say absolutely nothing.
8. The execution is conducted