The number of death sentences in the United States has been declining in the past 20 years, but it still exists in 31 of the 50 states. In most states and countries where the death penalty is legal, there is a custom to give the sentenced a final meal of their choice, although there are restrictions (in Florida, for example, the meal should cost a maximum of $ 40 and be Possible to prepare it locally).
"I investigated and found a public record of meals. For the first time, these people were humanized, "he told Business Insider. His series "No Seconds" and "A Year of Killing" explore the latest meals through staged photographs.
Here are some of the photographer's records.
Peanut butter and soda.
A single olive
Mint ice cream with chocolate
Steak, Fried Chicken, Walnut Pie and Kool-Aid Cherry
Fried chicken, peas with butter, apple pie and soda.
Two cheese toast, peach cobbler, ice cream and radishes
Refused the choice, then received the traditional: steak, eggs, toast with butter and jelly, milk and juice.
Refusing the right of choice, he was served the regular prison meal, which he also rejected. The case of Diaz is a subject of debate to this day, because the circumstances and evidences were controversial.
In refusing his last meal, the convict said, "The state of Florida is killing an innocent person. The state of Florida is committing a crime because I am innocent. The death penalty is not only a form of revenge, it is also a cowardly act of humans. I'm sorry for what is happening to me and my family, which is having to go through this. "
Lobster, steak, apple pie and vanilla ice cream while watching Lord of the Rings.
If he refused to make the choice, then he received the standard menu: chicken, rice, white beans, kale, turnip, bread pudding and fruit punch.
Steak, pasta, tomato and sliced cucumber, chocolate cake, milk and fruit
Steak, baked potatoes, salad, roasted garlic bread, lemon cake with meringue and soda.