Popular culture dictates that, before execution, death row inmates receive a final meal of their choice. We’ve all heard stories of the guy who asked for a box of Eskimo Pies, or a double bacon cheeseburger, or just dirt. But now, thanks to one white supremacist, Texas will no longer be serving meals of inmates’ choice.
On Wednesday, Lawrence Russel Brewer was executed for the dragging death of James Byrd Jr. more than ten years ago. The highly-publicized murderer requested an unreasonably large meal consisting of chicken fried steak, a triple bacon cheeseburger, fried okra, a pound of barbecue, three fajitas, a pizza, and a pint of ice cream with a slab of peanut butter fudge for dessert. And before you ask how much of it he actually ate, the answer is none. Not one bite.
In response, the executive director of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice announced that all future executed inmates will receive no more than what is being served to other inmates – no exceptions. Nice work, Brewer! [Source; Image]