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How about this for a headline for tomorrow’s paper? French fries.
Executed in electric chair in Oklahoma.
~~ James French, d. 1966

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If you’re spending your time in these cells, it can only mean one thing…

Sitting in a cell waiting for your time to be up; cell block 15 was the last of the cell blocks to be built at Eastern State Penitentiary. This cell block was nicknamed, “Death Row.” Although no one was ever executed at Eastern State, this was the last stop for a few of the most violent offenders at Eastern State.

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State of the art (at the time) security.

According to Easternstate.org, “Cellblock 15 was primarily a punishment block. It was inhabited by some of Pennsylvania’s most violent, aggressive criminals. Inmates who had rioted, gambled, hurt or killed police officers, guards, or other inmates lived here in physical isolation from each other and the prison staff. Only a handful of men who actually had death sentences were on the block at any given time and no executions ever took place at Eastern State. Inmates awaiting execution were transferred, in their last few days, to Pennsylvania’s only death chamber at the State Correctional Institution at Rockview.

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