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One mans taking of anothers life is generally seen as an unforgivable act which ispunishable with death When this is done as punishment however it is seen as anhonorary deed by removing this criminal from the world and making it a much saferplace to live With executions in mind it is incredible what ingenious methods can bethought of by the human brain and the fact that the idea is centered around the murderingof one man does not even change how prodigious these innovations are seen to be Manydifferent techniques and procedures for execution are used throughout the worldrevealing much about a countrys culture and their concern for their citizensBy far one of the most well known and publicly glamorized of all methods ofexecution is electrocution Present in nine American states it was first used in New Yorkin 1890 When a condemned man is scheduled to be executed he is led into the deathchamber and strapped to the point of immobility into a reinforced chair with beltscrossing his chest groin legs and arms Two copper electrodes dipped in brine ortreated with Eletro-Creme to increase conductivity are attached to him one to his legand the other to his head The first jolt between five-hundred and two-thousand voltsdepending on the size of the prisoner is given for 30 seconds Smoke will begin to comeout of the prisoners leg and head and these areas may catch fire if the victim has beensweating profusely A doctor will examine him and if he still shows life signs more joltsof two-thousand volts are administered to finish the job Matthews A main reason forelectrocutions original use was the thought that death was immediate Unfortunately thisis not the case Doctors today believe that the victim feels himself begin burned to deathand suffocating since the shock cause respiratory paralysis as well as cardiac arrestBecause the energy of the shock paralyzes the muscles he cannot cry out and thereforeis presumed dead This is your death How
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