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"Old Sparky" electric chair at Sing-Sing Prison, Ossining, NY--first used in 1891

Sing Sing Prison, Ossining, NY: A History of Hudson Valley’s Jail Up the River

In chapter 23, Atticus explains to Scout what will most likely happen to Tom if they lose the trial. He'll probably be sent to the electric chair for a death sentence because rape is a capitol crime in Alabama.

In chapter Atticus explains to Scout what will most likely happen to Tom if they lose the trial. He'll probably be sent to the electric chair for a death sentence because rape is a capitol crime in Alabama.

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Slate Why Whites Support Capital Punishment 627 Nearly twice as many whites as blacks favor the death penalty. There is a simple, and disturbing, reason why. By Jamelle Bouie

Hugh Dancy in a reflective moment sits in the electric chair.

Hugh Dancy in a reflective moment sits in the electric chair.