The death penalty – whether you are against it or support it, this penalty has always been a controversial subject in the United Stats. Many times when this subjects comes up in conversations people mention the death row last meal tradition. This is an article about the famous last meals of death row inmates get the night before his execution.
Photographer Henry Hargreaves started a unique project where he found out what was the last meals of death row inmates then recreate them using a chef , and then eat them all.
“It was kind of like going to a hospital and eating the lunch of someone who’s just been pronounced dead ” Henry said after finishing one of the meals that was a huge ice cream bowl. Some of the death row inmates meals he photographed was of Ted Bundy and Timothy McVeigh.
Check out these pictures below and try to get inside the mind of a death row prisoner through his last meal.
Ronnie Lee Gardner famous death row last meal
Lobster tail, steak, apple pie, vanilla ice cream, eat while watching the lord of the rings trilogy
Allen Lee ” Tiny ” Davis last meal
Lobster tail, fried potatoes, 1/2 1b fried shrimp, 6oz fried clams, 1/2 loaf garlic bread, 32oz A&W root beer.
Famous Last Meals of Death Row Inmates – Ronnie Threadgi
Baked chicken, mashed potatoes with country gravy, vegetables, sweet peas, bread, tea, water, punch
Single olive with the pit in it. Talk about a weird last meal on the death row right?
2 pints of mint chocolate chip ice cream. This seems like a good choice to me, you wanna go out with a bang.
John Wayne Gacy
12 fried shrimp, bucker of original recipe KFC, french fries, 1 lb of strawberries
Soup, meat, toast, tea. Simple yet elegant
Ricky Ray Rector
Steak, fried chicken, cherry kool-aid, pecan pie.
Fried chicken, peas with butter, apple pie, Dr pepper.
Declined a special meal, so was given traditional death row last meal which includes: Steak ( medium rare ), eggs ( over easy ), hash browns, toast with butter, jelly, milk, juice.
2 grilled cheese sandwiches, pint of cottage cheese, hominy/corn mixture, peach pie, chocolate chip ice cream, radishes.
Angel Nieves Diaz
Declined a meal, was served regular prison meal, declined that as well.
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