Death Row: A History of Capital Punishment in America

Genres - Culture & Society, History  |   Sub-Genres - Law & Crime  |   Run Time - 334 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This hard-hitting 6-part documentary series on 2 discs, featuring interviews from experts in the field as well as archival footage, examines America's history with the death penalty: its roots in frontier justice, the technologies that changed nooses and firing squads to electric chairs and lethal injections, the legal battles defining exactly what is "cruel and unusual punishment", the ceremonial aspect of requested "last meals", and some of the most notorious killers who met it as a final end.

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capital-punishment, death-penalty, death-row, history, inmate, justice, prison, serial-killer