The Ultimate Punishment

A look at death row in South Carolina
by Christina Elmore

A monotonous existence awaits those condemned to the corridors of death row. Having committed the most egregious of crimes against others across the state, these men now spend the bulk of their time alone.

They eat and sleep in single cells. The lucky ones get an hour of recreation time a day, often spent exercising or reaching through the bars that divide them to play a game of checkers with a neighboring inmate.

“You rarely hear any of them talking about the death penalty or what they have coming up,” said the prison’s warden, Joseph McFadden.
Read the article at the Charleston Post and Courier