Square Root of Negative One

last statement

Posted in visual by cheng on January 13, 2010

“Warden I am ready.”

The opportunity to make a last, or final statement, has generally been offered to criminals before they are executed. The Texas Department of Criminal Justice maintains a list of executed offenders’ last statements. The most recently executed offender, Michael Richard had this to say:

Yes, I would like for my family to take care of each other. I love you Angel, Let’s ride. I guess this is it.[1]

The inmate’s final statement is taken two hours before their execution, and they are allowed to amend the statement immediately prior to execution.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_statement

other infor about TEXAS criminal justice
A link to all death row infor- http://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/stat/deathrow.htm
http://www.answers.com/topic/texas-department-of-criminal-justice
http://www.fdp.dk/uk/tdcj/exe-proc.htm
excution processure http://www.fdp.dk/uk/tdcj/exe-proc.htm
Gender and Racial Statistics of Death Row Offenders

I don’t know but here is their last meal, literally
http://www.thememoryhole.org/deaths/texas-final-meals.htm
And visualization recommended by Suguru – http://www.privatehand.com/flash/request.html
some work done by others
many eyes’ work  http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/visualizations/4a6ff9dcd24e11debe10000255111976/comments/91e3737ad24e11debe10000255111976

Downloadable txt file of all last statements are accessible through ManyEys here

http://www.markallencam.com/?p=64

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