Brooklyn artist Julia Ziegler Haynes recreates Death Row inmates' last meals for a project entitled Today's Special.
Morbid as it may seem but these last meal requests by Death Row inmates give us a glimpse into the psyche of someone whose final seconds of his life were ticking away.
JAMES REXFORD POWELL
October 1, 2002
One pot of coﬀee.
KENNETH CHAD CHARM
June 5, 2003
Fried chicken, French fries, hot peppers, corn on the cob, ketchup and hot sauce.
JAMES WILLIE BROWN
November 4, 2003
A foot long chili dog with everything, French fries, a dill pickle, strawberry ice cream and a 7Up.
LEWIS EUGENE GILBERT II
July 1, 2003
A half-gallon of vanilla ice cream, a box of Whoppers and a box of assorted ice cream cones.
HASTINGS ARTHUR WISE
November 4, 2005
A lobster tail, French fries, coleslaw, banana pudding and milk.
ROBERT DALE CONKLIN
July 12, 2005
Filet mingnon wrapped in bacon, de-veined shrimp sauteed in garlic butter with lemon, a baked potato with butter, sour cream, chives, and real bacon bits, corn on the cob, aspara- gus with hollandaise sauce, French bread with butter, goat cheese, cantaloupe, apple pie with vanilla bean ice cream and an iced tea.
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