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These represent different aspects of the Death Penalty and give you an insight into the deadly process.

The following are taken by Joseph E. Deering of the Houston Chronicle, unless stated otherwise.

White crosses stand at attention in Capt. Joe Byrd Cemetery in Huntsville, where Texas inmates are buried. The cemetery is run by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

Execution Chamber

A typical Texas execution is attended by a handful of protesters. But when the prisoner's innocence is at issue, as was the case during the January 22 execution of Gary Graham, the crowds can be intense.

A prison guard holds the keys to the Walls, home of the death chamber, where 242 inmates have been executed since 1982.

Through these bars, witnesses view the executions of Texas inmates at the Walls Unit in Huntsville.

The Texas electric chair executed 361 inmates from 1924 to 1964 at the Walls Unit in Huntsville. Now "Old Sparky" is on display in the prison museum in downtown Huntsville and inmates executed at the Walls Unit die by injection.

Prison guard Jody Shaver locks one of the many gates leading to Texas' death chamber.

The lethal injection potion is mixed in this room and delivered through intravenous tubes to the executioners table, visible through the mirrored window.

Preparing for an execution, Officer C. Peralta blocks the street between the prison system's administration building and the Walls Unit, home of the death chamber.

Dennis Longmire, a criminal justice professor at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, holds a candlelight vigil outside the Walls Unit each time the state executes an inmate.

Though death row is in Livingston, Texas' death chamber is here, in Huntsville's Walls Unit. These prisoners do not face execution.

In 1993, Betty and Joe Jennings, front, were demonstrators who gathered to demand a new trial. Graham's scheduled execution that week was postponed.

This picture was taken by Ken Light and is of a mother visiting her son on Texas's Death Row.

Protest by the TCADP, taken from the following website: http://www.tcadp.org/facts.html

Protesters picture taken from the follwing website: http://www.tcadp.org/do.html

Image taken from a Texas protest; recieved from the following website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/2327279.stm

Another protest, taken from the following website: http://www.afsc.org/community/criminal-justice.htm

Death Row-copyright Lloyd Wolf



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