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June 27th, 2000

Final Meal

This is morbidly fascinating. It’s a full rundown of what Texas death row inmates had for their “last meal.”

While some people knew they might as well pig out (Richard Foster had a beef fajita, a blooming onion, fried chicken (white meat), jalapeno peppers, large caesar salad with blue cheese dressing, bread rolls with butter, vanilla ice cream, 3 bananas, 1 Coke, and a pot of coffee), others took the minimalist route (Cornelius Gross had 1 apple, 1 orange, 1 banana, coconut, and peaches). Another guy requested “justice, equality, world peace” as his final meal, and Frank McFarland requested that his fruit be washed prior to serving (as if it really mattered at that point). And the inmate I’d least like to be near during his final meal: Thomas Barefoot’s request included chili with beans, seasoned pinto beans, seasoned mustard greens, and hot spiced beets.

What’s odd is that certain things are not allowed for a final meal. For instance, inmates aren’t allowed cigarettes. And one guy who requested wine was given water instead. Are they worried about someone being drunk or getting cancer on the way to the chair?

I have a feeling that my final meal would be a healthy serving of “holy crap, I’m going to die” since that’d be about all I could mutter. -ram

Posted in Miscellaneous

FROM: Robert
DATE: Tuesday June 27, 2000 -- 9:19:55AM
Man, Texas must be a great place for burgers if you're gonna die.

FROM: dave
DATE: Tuesday June 27, 2000 -- 6:09:21PM
Echoing Mr. Barefoot's choices, I think I would want one of everything on Taco Bell's menu. At least you could go knowing someone would be forced to clean up your mess.

FROM: Ryan
DATE: Friday July 14, 2000 -- 9:36:14AM
A bizarre related link.

FROM: pistol jack
DATE: Monday July 17, 2000 -- 5:19:57PM
every time i eat white castle i think it's going to be my last meal because i always feel like i'm gonna die afterwards.

FROM: Edward
DATE: Sunday January 20, 2002 -- 12:55:43 pm
Why ban them from eating chewing gum??.
Why not let them have a last cigarette?
Hell they aint gonna have many more treats where they are heading
In memory Jim Morrison Rip

FROM: Mike B.
DATE: Thursday July 4, 2002 -- 11:28:37 am
Baby back ribs, lobster, and something from Taco Bell--a Chalupa.
I know this pervert guy who wants to get on death row just for the purpose of having a good meal (I hope it was a joke)

FROM: Ryan [E-Mail]
DATE: Thursday January 15, 2004 -- 3:18:02 pm
An interesting follow-up story.

DATE: Saturday January 1, 2005 -- 2:30:28 pm

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