27 Haunting Photographs Of America’s Execution Chambers

Most states in the U.S. use lethal injection as the primary mode of execution. But there are some states which still use other methods including the gas chamber and the electric chair. A few of these execution facilities have already been decommissioned, but the great majority are still officially active.

Take a look at America’s death chambers through this collection of photos gathered from photographers, wire services, and from prison archives throughout the country.

 
1. Lethal Injection Room From Witness Room, Cummins Unit, Grady, Arkansas, 1991

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Lucinda Devlin/Galerie m Bochum

2. Gas Chamber, Arizona State Prison, Florence, Arizona, 1992

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Lucinda Devlin/Galerie m Bochum

3. Injection Table, San Quentin State Prison, San Quentin, California, 2010

Injection Table at San Quentin State Prison

Michael Macor/The San Francisco Chronicle/AP

4. Lethal Injection Chamber, Territorial Correctional Facility, Canon City, Colorado, 1991

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Lucinda Devlin/Galerie m Bochum

5. Gallows, Department of Corrections, Smyrna, Delaware, 1991

Delaware tore down its gallows in 2003. All executions are now performed through lethal injection.

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Lucinda Devlin/Galerie m Bochum

6. Lethal Injection Gurney, Florida State Prison, Raiford, Florida, Undated

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Florida Dept. of Corrections

7. Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison, Jackson, Georgia, 2001

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Ric Feld/AP/Corbis

8. Electric Chair, Alabama, 1991

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Lucinda Devlin/Galerie m Bochum

9. Execution Chamber, Idaho Maximum Security Institution, Boise, Idaho, 2011

Executioners Preparations

Jessie L. Bonne/AP/Corbis

10. Execution Chamber, Indiana State Prison, Michigan City, Indiana, 1995

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Indiana Department of Corrections/AP

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