A History of Capital Punishment in America!
A Comprehensive Look at America's Most Controversial Punishment
The death penalty in the United States is as old as the country itself, with roots to the original European settlements. During this time over 15,000 men and women have been executed, eventually spurring a heated debate about this ultimate punishment.
Featuring interviews and commentary from leading criminal and sociology experts, this documentary takes an inside look at the origins of America's capital punishment laws, the methods of execution, and the faces of evil who have received the death sentence including Ted Bundy, Timothy McVeigh, and John Wayne Gacy. Also get a glimpse into the prison cells and lives of those who await their fate on Death Row.
400 Years of Capital Punishment in America
Executing Serial Killers Part I
Executing Serial Killers Part II
Most Famous Executions
On Federal Death Row
Last Meals and Last Words
Ted Bundy, Timothy McVeigh, John Wayne Gacy
5 Hours 34 Minutes
Color and B&W