Tuesday, 24 July 2007

Video Footage Released of Execution Facility in North Carolina

Video Footage Released of Execution Facility in North Carolina

RALEIGH - Captured on film, the warden of North Carolina's Central
Prison (Marvin Polk) narrates the preparation and final hours before
an execution in Raleigh, where the state execution facilities are located.

Warden Polk takes members of the press through the prison, detailing
hour-by-hour the preparation, and carrying out, of a 2:00 am
execution. Footage includes the deathwatch area, the table where the
last meal is taken, the final holding cell, the IV preparation room,
the witness room, and footage of Warden Polk and Captain Marshall
Hudson wheeling the gurney into the execution chamber.

The short film includes candid discussion by the warden about the
role of doctors in lethal injections as well as his own feelings on
overseeing the executions.

Before each North Carolina execution (Fridays at 2:00 am, when
scheduled), Central Prison offers a media tour on the preceding
Monday morning to explain the execution protocol and answer questions
from the press.

The film was shot during a media tour in November 2005, between the
executions of Steven McHone (11/11/05) and Elias Syriani (11/18/05)
by Scott Langley, a Boston-based photojournalist who has been
documenting the death penalty for nearly ten years.

Watch the full 10-minute video at:

(a shorter edited 3-minute video focusing on the role of doctors is
also available for viewing at the above link)

Scott Langley, Langley Creations Documentaries


Anonymous said...

They execute me one time. But I got better.

Anonymous said...

Damn. i spent 10 fukin mins wantin to see some murder get a taste of his own medicine and nothing evne happened. fuck this website!

Anonymous said...

haha yh rytee u got excuted yh coursee lovee it wud just kill uu haha !!

Anonymous said...

I think they may have been saying it in a sarcastic manor FAGGOT.