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Georgia Won't Give Inmate Beer With Last Meal

Officials not relaxing contraband rules for convicted killer

(Newser) - Before its last execution, Georgia rejected a plea for mercy from the Pope . Ahead of its next one, it has rejected a plea for beer from the condemned. Marcus Ray Johnson is scheduled to die by lethal injection at 7pm Thursday and prison officials have denied his request to have... More »

Man Offers to Cook Texas Inmates' Last Meals, But...

Department of Criminal Justice isn't swayed by Brian Price's free offer

(Newser) - Brian Price made the Texas Department of Criminal Justice an offer they seemingly couldn't refuse—but refuse it they did. The former inmate, who himself cooked 220 final meals before being released, volunteered to cook the last meals for condemned inmates after hearing the state had canceled the tradition... More »

No More Last Meals for Death Row Cons in Texas

They can no longer make special requests

(Newser) - Death row inmates in Texas can no longer request special last meals, and they can blame racist killer Lawrence Russell Brewer. Before he was executed this week , Brewer ordered up a Texas-sized feast, according to the Austin American-Statesman : "Two chicken fried steaks, a triple-meat bacon cheeseburger, a cheese omelet,... More »

Condemned Man Spared During Last Meal

Murder convict Hank Skinner granted last-minute reprieve

(Newser) - A death row inmate in Texas was spared Wednesday just as he was finishing his last meal on earth—chicken, a bacon cheeseburger, fries, catfish, onion rings, and a salad. Hank Skinner, who had been on death row since 1995, was convicted of bludgeoning to death his live-in girlfriend and... More »

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