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A team of VR hackers create a shocking DIY electric chair Special

Irvine - During an all night hackathon in Orange County, a group of hackers developed an electrifying way to scare someone with an Oculus Rift.

Tennessee brings back the electric chair as drugs become scarce

Because of the scarcity of lethal injection drugs in the U.S., and the growing controversy surrounding their use, the state of Tennessee has taken the unprecedented step of bringing back the electric chair as a mandatory means of execution.

Virginia bill to force use of electrocution returned to committee

In the U.S., lethal injection is the primary method of execution, although some states give the condemned a choice of a firing squad, hanging, the gas chamber or electrocution. But the drugs used in lethal injections have become difficult to obtain.

Review: ‘Inside Death Row’ Special

Michigan City - Trevor McDonald is better known as a newscaster, but since his "retirement" he has been presenting documentaries, including this one in which he visits the Indiana State Prison.

Deranged killer electrocuted six using a homemade electric chair

A power station worker, known to kill his victims by strapping them down to an electric chair and electrocuting them has been nabbed by the police.

Nebraska supreme court outlaws electric chair

The Nebraska supreme court on Friday ruled that the electric chair is cruel and unusual punishment. The ruling effectively suspends executions in the only state that made sole use of the practice.
 

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The Texas electric chair  Old Sparky  was in use from 1924 to 1964. During that time  it saw the dea...
The Texas electric chair "Old Sparky" was in use from 1924 to 1964. During that time, it saw the deaths of 361 prisoners sentenced to die by judicial electrocution. It was built by incarcerated craftsmen in 1924.
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This simple rig can send pulses of shock signals controlled by C++ code with an ordinary Arduino cir...
This simple rig can send pulses of shock signals controlled by C++ code with an ordinary Arduino circuit.
Screenshot of the actual virtual reality electric chair experience that was developed at OCVR s 3rd ...
Screenshot of the actual virtual reality electric chair experience that was developed at OCVR's 3rd hackathon at PeopleSpace.
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A virtual reality experience.
A virtual reality experience.
Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville  Tenn. Shown is the prison s execution chamber i...
Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville, Tenn. Shown is the prison's execution chamber in 1999. The electric chair is shown next to a lethal injection gurney.
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