Death Row Trivia

Oct 9, 2009 - by Bonnie Bobit - 0 Comments

Death Row

Explores some of the unusual and even humorous facts attending capital punishment.

by Bonnie Bobit

 

Did You Know?

Frank Johnson was the first death row inmate electrocuted in Florida. He met his fate with the electric chair on October 7, 1924. Throughout 1929 and from May 12, 1964 to May 24, 1979, there were no executions in Florida.

The executioner in Florida is an anonymous, private citizen who is paid $150 per execution. The position of executioner was advertised in the classified section of several Florida newspapers in 1978.

The electrocution cycle is two minutes or shorter in duration. During the cycle, voltage and amperage levels peak on three occasions. Maximum current is 2,000 volts and 14 amps.

In Florida, death row inmates may receive mail and have a limited number of magazine subscriptions. They also may have cigarettes, snacks, radios and B & W televisions in their cells. Occasionally, an inmate will play chess with a neighboring cellmate.

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