The year is 1852. In France, Emperor Napoleon III, increasingly worried by rising crime and insufficient colonists to consolidate France’s empire, has a new and dreadful brainwave. Napoleon is uninterested … Read More
When an inmate arrives at ADX, the United States Penitentiary Administrative-Maximum Facility known as “Supermax”, one thing is instantly obvious. He’s being cut off from the outside world.
“As soon … Read More
Good guys are the worst kind of bad guys. They know how to get away with things. Cops know more about crime than most people– and definitely more than the … Read More
“My blood will burn holes in their bodies!” – Juanita Spinelli on hearing that her final chance for a reprieve had been denied.
Evelita Juanita Spinelli occupies a singular place … Read More
A name long forgotten, even by anybody that heard of him in the first place. Largely forgotten for his crime, anyway, but not for the manner of his punishment. Riley … Read More
“They would have done better using an ax.” – George Westinghouse on the world’s first judicial electrocution, that of William Kemmler.
Had convict William Taylor survived the events of July … Read More
“Yes, they are killing me.” – Joe Arridy, when asked by Warden Roy Best if he understood why he was about to step into Colorado’s gas chamber.
It’s rarer than … Read More
“Goodbye, Marshall.” – Gerhard Puff to a witness at his electrocution.
Thief, bank robber, murderer, Joe Strummer lookalike, the last Federal prisoner executed in New York. Puff may have looked … Read More
“I know I’m going to die. I don’t mind now. There never was any real hope.” – Anna Antonio, hours before her execution.
The case of Anna Antonio is interesting … Read More
When he died in February of 2010, Viva Leroy Nash was the oldest American on death row. And he had spent almost 80 years of his life behind bars.
At … Read More
Sword and Scale Episode 108
Sword and Scale Episode 107
The Boys on the Tracks
Groomed and Murdered at Just 13-Years-Old
The Abuse and Murder of 2-Year-Old Liam Fee
February 21, 2018
Known Serial Killer Finally Admits Murder of Joanna Parrish
February 20, 2018
February 19, 2018
February 18, 2018
Linda Carty: British Grandmother on Texas Death Row
February 13, 2018
Sword and Scale, which debuted in 2013, covers the underworld of criminal activity and the demented minds that perform the most despicable and unthinkable actions.
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