November 30, 2012

theatlanticvideo:

500 Plates and Counting: Immortalizing Death Row’s Last Meals

In The Last Supper, activist Julie Green has created a series of ceramic plates, each of which illustrate the final meal requests of prisoners on death row to protest the United States’ use of capital punishment. Images range from lobster and ice cream to a single Jolly Rancher. One prisoner even requested that his mother come to cook him his favorite comfort food. Created by Dark Rye, the online magazine from Whole Foods (a business not typically associated with progressive talking points), the documentary chronicles how Green became so drawn to the issue.

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    Such an anomaly — focusing on a meal prior to death. I don’t know what I think…
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