death by The People of the State Of Florida,
by order of Governor 'JEB' Bush. Above photo's of Allen Lee
Davis ("Tiny") after he was brutally tortured
to death in Florida's electric chair on July 8, 1999.
" And the eyes of the world are
watching now . . ."
OF THE ELECTRIC
Bleyer, who invented the electric chair, and through whose
efforts this more humane method of killing
murderers was substituted by law for the gallows, is one of the
of the death penalty. "
- New York World - Sunday
November 25, 1906 Burnt to death at
the stake in the 21st century ?
"Old Sparky" Florida The three-legged electric
chair was constructed from oak by Department of Corrections personnel
and was installed at Florida State Prison (FSP) in Starke in 1999. The
previous chair was made by inmates from oak in 1923
after the Florida Legislature designated electrocution as the official
mode of execution.
(Prior to that executions were carried out by counties, usually by
The apparatus that administers the electric current to the condemned
inmate was not changed.
Officials say it is regularly tested to ensure proper functioning.
The Last Person Executed in
Alabama's Electric Chair
Lynda Lyon Block
- Executed May
10, 2002 in Alabama
executed in Alabama in 45 years, and the last person ever to
be executed by Electrocution in the state.
Alabama has since enacted legislation, allowingdeath
as an alternative choice to death in the electric
Department of Corrections Statement on the Special Session of the
TALLAHASSEE - The Department of Corrections is awaiting the outcome of
the legislative special session in January
before proceeding to implement any method of execution other than
DOC does not have a plan, protocol or proposal to carry out the death
penalty other than by electrocution.
DOC officials, under the previous administration, have observed
executions by lethal injection in other states.
However, no plans were developed in Florida as a result of those
We are confident the electric chair has functioned properly in previous
executions and will function properly if used again.
We are also prepared to develop a plan to enforce whatever law is
passed by the Legislature that specifies a method of execution other
Any such plan will be devised in full consultation and with the
approval of the Governor's Office,
but only after a different method of execution becomes law. The state
of Florida is now making allowances for inmates to chose
over Electrocution as a result of court challenge's to
the electric chair constitutionality after the execution of Allen
See the Florida Supreme court site for more info: http://www.dc.state.fl.us/oth/deathrow/drorder.html
"FLORIDA'S ELECTRIC CHAIR IN ITS
PRESENT CONDITION CONSTITUTES CRUEL AND/OR UNUSUAL PUNISHMENT AND ITS
USE FOR EXECUTION IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL BECAUSE IT DOES
NOT RESULT IN INSTANT DEATH,
CREATES A RISK OF PAIN, AND INFLICTS SEVERE
MUTILATION ON THE BODY OF THE CONDEMNED PRISONER "
- from FL Supreme court site
"FLORIDA'S CURRENT USE OF JUDICIAL
ELECTROCUTION AS ITS SOLE METHOD OF EXECUTION IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL
BECAUSE IT VIOLATES THE EVOLVING STANDARDS OF DECENCY THAT MARK THE
PROGRESS OF A MATURING SOCIETY."
- from FL Supreme court site
The CCADP has offered free
over 1000 Death Row Prisoners Since 1998 "The Eyes Of The World Are
Watching Now" Last
updated December 24, 2010 Canadian Coalition
Against the Death
Penalty This page
is maintained and updated by Dave Parkinson and Tracy Lamourie