Wednesday, November 19, 2008

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Terre Haute Penitentiary


There are two facilities at the "Federal Correctional Complex Terre Haute": the "Federal Correctional Institution, Terre Haute" and the "United States Penitentiary, Terre Haute." USP Terre Haute is currently the home of the only death chamber for federal death penalty recipients in the United States, where they receive lethal injection.

Timothy McVeigh, convicted for his responsibility for the Oklahoma City bombing, was executed at FCC Terre Haute. He was the first prisoner executed by the U.S. Government since the moratorium on the death penalty was lifted in 1976.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

anselm keifer, for crying out loud

zs said...

Duh! You know that painting as well as I do and it's on the cover of his PMA catalog that we had in the house since his show there!