Please keep in mind that this blog often has comments and statements directly from the women on death row. Statements of grief, statements of innocence, statements of regret and sorrow. If bearing audience to these women's feelings, my opinions or those of commenters offends you please do not read on.

"I'm ready": The last words of Texas death row inmates

The last words of the 376 prisoners executed in Texas since 1982 are faithfully recorded on the state justice department's website. Aida Edemariam reads through their final statements, and publishes edited extracts from the site.

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