Death Row: The Final 24 Hours

Discovery Channel

1 x 60 mins

The final prison visit. The last meal. The final phone call. The long walk to the death chamber. This astonishing film tells the story of the final 24 hours of prisoners on Death Row. The details are shocking and compelling, including the careful preperations for each of the five methods of execution still in use in the U.S.: lethal gas, hanging, electrocution, firing squad and lethal injection.

Told by the men who work there, we hear extraordinary inside stories: what happens when things go wrong, last minute appeals and what it feels like to share a man's final moments on earth. These are the guys who tie down the prisoner, throw the switch, cook the last meal and record their final words.

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