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TV to Air Death Chamber Tapes
May 2, 2001 10:46 AM   Subscribe

TV to Air Death Chamber Tapes "The tapes were recorded by prison staff and document the events taking place in the execution chamber as narrated by prison officials witnessing the event. The descriptions follow the procedure from the securing of the prisoner to the electric chair to the pronouncement of the time of death and the removal of the prisoner's body from 23 executions. All the tapes are public record".
posted by matteo (3 comments total)

 
NPR is playing the tapes right now (EST).
posted by capt.crackpipe at 2:19 PM on May 2, 2001


Public radio stations WNYC-AM and -FM in New York City planned to broadcast excerpts at 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Duh, never mind.

From the tapes:
“Mickey, what was that snap–pop earlier?”

“When he got the electricity his body snapped really hard.”

...

“I appreciate what they said. A very smooth job.”
posted by capt.crackpipe at 2:31 PM on May 2, 2001


Sounds like something you'd see on The Learning Channel, right after Police, Camera, Action(!)
posted by DiplomaticImmunity at 5:01 PM on May 2, 2001


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