2 years ago,
This is a video of an actual execution by an electric chair filmed in a prison in midwestern USA. The video was filmed by an underground, freelance filmmaker in violation of US federal and state laws. The cameraman made a deal with a warden who wanted to have the execution filmed himself, but couldn’t get it OK’ed via the official channels. Death by electric chair electrocution certainly doesn’t look like a painless feast. It’s probably one of the most agonizing ways to die for a criminal on a death row. If given a choice between the electric chair and a noose, I think the noose would be a preference. Even if you added guillotine or an execution by sword as still practiced in Saudi Arabia to the pool of choices, I still see the electric chair as the least favorable. Modern means of execution by lethal injection certainly seem as a huge step forward as far as elimination of undue suffering for the condemned.