“Since 1982, the state of Texas has put to death 515 convicted inmates. This translates to more than one person every month for thirty-one years. Just before the execution is completed, each prisoner is given the opportunity to share their final thoughts. The Texas Department of Corrections has recorded each executed prisoner’s final words. They, like their author, become facts archived by the institution that put them to death. After thirty-one years, their words will finally be heard…Final Words is a haunting collection of these statements given by the 515 death row inmates executed by the state of Texas to date. Their words speak to their humanity, despite the heinousness of the crimes for which they stand convicted.”
Join Ed Kashi and the VII Association in taking a stand against capital punishment. Yesterday Final Words launched, We The People #SelfieAgainstDeathPenalty campaign, inspiring people from all over the world to be creative and join the conversation. Get involved by submitting your selfie to the campaign here. Also, post your selfie on Facebook and Twitter tagging #FinalWords to be entered into raffles for prizes!