Friday, February 12, 2010


Whether you’re for or against the death penalty you can’t argue the caliber of room service. The legal system grants all prisoners a meal of their choice a day before the execution. Though there are some surprising restrictions:

  • In Texas you can only be treated to the finest prison cooked meal.
  • In Florida the cost of the meal has to be under $40.
  • No booze or smokes (every state).

As you can guess, a lot of the prisoners go for the standard high-end stuff – steak, seafood or pasta. Then there are those who get a tad freaky with their final food requests.

Victor Harry Feguer (1935 – March 15, 1963): Killed the prominent Dr. Bartles.

Last meal: A single olive that still had the pit.

Michael Bruce Ross (July 26, 1959 – May 13, 2005): Famous serial killer known as the Roadside Strangler.

Last Meal: Michael denied his last dinner request. Opted instead for the prison special of the day: Turkey à la king with rice, mixed vegetables, white bread and fruit.

Desmond Keith Carter (October 15, 1967 – December 10, 2002): Murdered Helen Purdy.

Last Meal: Used $4.20 from his prison account to purchase two cheeseburgers, a steak sub, and two Cokes from the prison canteen.

Robert Alton Harris (January 15, 1953 – April 21, 1992): Murdered two teenage boys in 1978.

Last Meal: 21-piece bucket of Kentucky Fried Chicken, two large Domino's pizzas (no anchovies), ice cream, a bag of jelly beans, and a six-pack of Pepsi.

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  1. Thanks for posting this. I've always been fascinated with what these people choose.

  2. Victor Feguer asked for an unpitted olive because he thought it might grow into an olive tree from inside him. It was supposed to be a symbol of peace.


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