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Justice & Punishment

Leanderess Riley
1 year ago

Leanderess Riley

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 …
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Agony at Auburn Prison
1 year ago

Agony at Auburn Prison

“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 …
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Crucified by Colorado
1 year ago

Crucified by Colorado

“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 …
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New York’s Final Federal Electrocution
1 year ago

New York’s Final Federal Electrocution

“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 …
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Evil ‘Little Anna’
1 year ago

Evil ‘Little Anna’

“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 …
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Eight Decades In Prison, Oldest On U.S. Death Row
1 year ago

Eight Decades In Prison, Oldest On U.S. Death Row

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 …
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More Botched Executions
1 year ago

More Botched Executions

Eddie Ives

One of the most bizarre execution stories involves the colorful Eddie Ives, who sustained himself financially as both a barber and burglar.

Convicted of killing a Denver cop …
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The Housekeeper From Hell
2 years ago

The Housekeeper From Hell

In 2014, Jack Woods placed an ad for a housekeeper and Jana Bergman responded.

The two began corresponding and talking on the telephone, and apparently it didn’t bother the 88-year-old …
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Inside the Silk Road Scandal
2 years ago

Inside the Silk Road Scandal

In the case of Ross Ulbricht A/K/A Dread Pirate Roberts (DPR) it seems like a slam dunk case for the prosecution. Ross, by his own admission, founded the Silk Road …
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Mail from Murderers
2 years ago

Mail from Murderers

Have you ever wanted to have a murderer as a penpal? If your answer to that question is, “yes,” then you’re in luck. Several websites have been set up in …
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