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Texas To Execute Death Row Inmates With New 3-Drug Molotov Cocktail

HUNTSVILLE, TX—In response to a nationwide shortage of the chemicals conventionally used to carry out capital punishment, officials from the Texas Department of Criminal Justice announced Friday that the state would begin executing death row inmates with an experimental new three-drug Molotov cocktail.

Public Assured Escaped Convict Has 24 Years Of Rehabilitation Under His Belt

CREST HILL, IL—While alerting the public Thursday that inmate Leonard Sawyer had escaped from the facility during the night and was currently at large, officials from Stateville Correctional Center sought to assuage local residents’ concerns by emphasizing that the convict has 24 years of rehabilitation under his belt.

How To Reform The Nation’s Prison System

With pressing issues such as overcrowding, overuse of solitary confinement, and the long-term incarceration of nonviolent offenders, many critics of the nation’s prison system are calling for sweeping reforms. Here are some of the proposals to improve the prison system:

Revelations Of The Declassified CIA Torture Report

After years of delays amid concern that releasing the information could incite violence against Americans, the Senate Intelligence Committee published a report Tuesday detailing the CIA’s use of often brutal enhanced interrogation techniques on t...
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Death Row Inmate Saving Some Of Last Meal For Between Execution Attempts

MCALESTER, OK—Saying he knew he would just get hungry again later, Oklahoma State Penitentiary death row inmate Harris Boland told reporters Friday he was saving some of his last meal for between execution attempts. “I’m going to eat the lobster tails first while they’re still nice and hot, but they’ll probably be pretty filling, so I’m going to set aside most of the mashed potatoes and gravy till after the second or third attempt when I’ll probably want a little something to snack on,” said Boland, adding that he wasn’t even planning to touch the fried shrimp or garlic bread until several efforts to end his life by lethal injection had passed, figuring he would have some time to really dig into them while prison officials tried to determine why the experimental drug cocktail they gave him wasn’t working. “Once they see I’m clearly still conscious and writhing in pain and then frantically work to stabilize me, I bet that chocolate cake will taste really good. Gosh, it’s making my mouth water just thinking about it. But I’ve got to have some willpower and not touch it when my meal comes, ’cause I know it’ll be so much more satisfying if I wait.” At press time, Boland had decided to bring a bowl of olives with him into the execution chamber, saying it would be nice to have something to nibble on while technicians struggle futilely to locate a suitable vein through which to administer the chemicals.

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