The ‘last meal’: Part of death-row lore


Deborah Denno comments to the Orlando Sentinel on the infamous “last meal”, which is steeped in history and the subject of curiosity, but also a symbol of humanity — even forgiveness.

“We always think of food as being a very social thing, a very nice thing,” said Deborah Denno, a professor at Fordham University School of Law in New York, N.Y. “A humane, warm gesture before we execute them — I see it as just another ambivalence we have about the death penalty.”
Read the entire Orlando Sentinel story.

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