Here is our new song! Below it is some form of 'further reading'. Enjoy!
The condemned prisoner is moved into a holding cell adjacent to the execution room in Unit 17, the location of the execution chamber, in the Mississippi State Penitentiary from his or her death row unit by 48 hours prior to the execution. The state places the Mississippi State Penitentiary on emergency lockdown status 24 hours before the execution.
At 12:00 PM a media center at Parchman opens. At 3:00 PM the condemned's attorney of record and chaplain are permitted to visit him or her. At 4:00 PM the prisoner received his or her last meal; he or she may shower at that time. At 4:30 PM, if the condemned desires, MDOC clergy may visit him or her. At 5:30 witnesses to the execution are transported to Unit 17. At 6:00 PM officials move the condemned from the holding cell to the execution chamber. At the same time the witnesses enter the designated observation areas.
At 7:00 PM the state conducts a post-execution briefing with media witnesses. At 8:30 PM the state closes its media center.
Mississippi and Louisiana were the only U.S. states to use a portable electric chairs. It is noted that the song never specifies what crime Dave committed, it is assumed too ungodly for publication but, during a bout of corpsing in the recording session Randy and Bill revealed that a knife fight was 'the beginning of Dave's path to damnation'. So be careful when in a knife fight. And Jimmy, don't befriend a deathrow inmate, it's ungodly.
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PS thanks to Dave Siddon for lending Randy the Telecaster.