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Someone who has been convicted of a capital crime is placed in a special cell on 24-hour watch (to prevent him from [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled cheating the executioner by committing suicide]]), shortly before his execution is to take place. Often, certain visitors such as the convict's lawyer or a priest, will be allowed to visit him in the last hours before he is taken out to walk to the death chamber. In some states, a person who has been sentenced to death is put on death row and waits, typically eight years or longer, before taking the walk (unless his death sentence is overturned on appeal). Both the cells and the walkway to the death chamber are collectively identified as Death Row.

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Someone who has been convicted of a capital crime is placed in a special cell on 24-hour watch (to prevent him from [[BetterToDieThanBeKilled cheating the executioner by committing suicide]]), shortly before his execution is to take place. Often, certain visitors such as the convict's lawyer or a priest, will be allowed to visit him in the last hours before he is taken out to walk to the death chamber. In some states, a person who has been sentenced to death is put on death row and waits, typically eight years or longer, before taking the walk (unless his death sentence is overturned on appeal).appeal or commuted to life). Both the cells and the walkway to the death chamber are collectively identified as Death Row.



* ''Film/MonstersBall'': Hank and his son are both death row guards. Hank particularly gets into it with his son when Sonny screws up a condemned man's "last walk" by breaking down puking in the middle of it.

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* ''Film/MonstersBall'': Hank and his son are both death row guards. Hank particularly gets into it with his son when Sonny screws up a condemned man's "last walk" by breaking down and puking in the middle of it.



* ''MurderInCowetaCounty'': The critically acclaimed 1983 made-for-TV film is the true story of John Wallace (1896-1950), a wealthy and corrupt landowner from Meriwether County, Georgia, who was executed for the 1948 murder of Wilson Turner, an autistic sharecropper whom Wallace accused of stealing cattle from his property. Wallace had the Meriwether County sheriff under his thumb, but he and his goons made the mistake of killing the sharecropper in neighboring Coweta County, whose sheriff (Lamar Potts) not only was no-nonsense but couldn't be bought. Wallace was eventually arrested, tried and convicted of Turner's murder and despite appeals was put to death in the electric chair. It was the testimony of two of Wallace's former minions (who happened to be African American) and some say Wallace's own arrogance that led to his downfall. The TV movie starred Andy Griffith as Wallace, and Johnny Cash as his nemesis Potts, both in highly memorable and universally praised performances.

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* ''MurderInCowetaCounty'': The critically acclaimed 1983 made-for-TV film is the true story of John Wallace (1896-1950), a wealthy and corrupt landowner from Meriwether County, Georgia, who was executed for the 1948 murder of Wilson Turner, an autistic sharecropper whom Wallace accused of stealing cattle from his property. Wallace had the Meriwether County sheriff under his thumb, but he and his goons made the mistake of killing the sharecropper in neighboring Coweta County, whose sheriff (Lamar Potts) not only was no-nonsense but couldn't be bought. Wallace was eventually arrested, tried and convicted of Turner's murder and despite appeals was put to death in the electric chair. It was the testimony of two of Wallace's former minions (who happened to be African American) African-American) and some say Wallace's own arrogance that led to his downfall. The TV movie starred Andy Griffith as Wallace, and Johnny Cash as his nemesis Potts, both in highly memorable and universally praised performances.



** Luther Lee Boggs from the episode "Beyond the Sea" is a mass murdered whose previous experience on a Death Row triggered his psychic abilities. This time he's about to be executed once again and tries to gain a deal by saving two young people who were kidnapped.
** Episode "The "List" featured prisoners on Death Row and an execution in electric chair. The main villain was a sadistic prison guard.

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** Luther Lee Boggs from the episode "Beyond the Sea" is a mass murdered murderer whose previous experience on a Death Row death row triggered his psychic abilities. This time he's about set to be executed once again and tries to gain a deal by saving two young people who were kidnapped.
kidnapped. [[spoiler: It doesn't work-he's executed.]]
** Episode "The "List" featured prisoners on Death Row and an execution in the electric chair. The main villain was a sadistic prison guard.



* ''Series/{{Oz}}'': Killing another prisoner or a CO generally puts an inmate on death row, which is located in a small wing of Oz, and the characters there are generally used as a "B-plot" in Seasons 2 and later, with different inmates appearing until their execution.

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* ''Series/{{Oz}}'': Killing another prisoner or a CO generally puts an inmate on death row, which is located in a small wing of Oz, and the characters there are generally used as a "B-plot" in Seasons 2 and later, with different inmates appearing until their execution.execution (or transfer, in some cases, as a number are spared).
* ''Series/TheILand'': It turns out that the [[spoiler: island characters]] are really death row inmates being tested in a virtual prison (the experiment specified this, since they were already "irredeemable").

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* ''Literature/SherlockHolmesAndDoctorWasNot'': In "The Locked Cell Murder", Holmes and Dr. Amelia Van Helsing investigate when a convicted murderer is found [[LockedRoomMystery strangled in his locked cell on death row]] two days before he was due to be executed.


** "The Springfield Connection": Resident {{Buttmonkey}} Hans Moleman is revealed to have somehow gotten on Death Row, with an unsympathetic Lovejoy giving him his last rites. The last we see of the old man is he's being led to the execution chamber, despondent that Homer ate his last meal.

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** "The Springfield Connection": Resident {{Buttmonkey}} ButtMonkey Hans Moleman is revealed to have somehow gotten on Death Row, with an unsympathetic Lovejoy giving him his last rites. The last we see of the old man is he's being led to the execution chamber, despondent that Homer ate his last meal.


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* In ''Film/TheManWhoWasntThere'', the protagonist writes his story to sell to a pulp magazine while waiting on death row. Shortly before dying, his cell is opened and he goes outside the jailhouse, where he sees a UFO; he stays in jail nonetheless. Finally one morning he is walked to the electric chair and strapped in. He reflects on his fate, regretting none of his decisions and hoping to see Doris in the afterlife, both of them free of the mortal world's imperfections.

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* In ''Film/TheManWhoWasntThere'', ''Film/TheManWhoWasntThere2001'', the protagonist writes his story to sell to a pulp magazine while waiting on death row. Shortly before dying, his cell is opened and he goes outside the jailhouse, where he sees a UFO; he stays in jail nonetheless. Finally one morning he is walked to the electric chair and strapped in. He reflects on his fate, regretting none of his decisions and hoping to see Doris in the afterlife, both of them free of the mortal world's imperfections.

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* ''Disney/LadyAndTheTramp'': "Poor Nutsy is takin' the long walk."
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-->-- The '''Zoni''' telling Clank about Talwyn's capture, ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction''

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-->-- The '''Zoni''' telling '''The Zoni''' (telling Clank about Talwyn's capture, capture), ''VideoGame/RatchetAndClankFutureToolsOfDestruction''



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** ''As she kissed his forehead when the morning had dawned -- He said softly to her, "I'll see you beyond"''

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* In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'', [[spoiler:Dahlia Hawthorne]], on death row for murder, manages to meet up with her mother, who's being held as an accomplice to another murder, to hatch a plan [[spoiler:for Dahlia's spirit to be channeled after her execution, as part of a revenge plot against the main branch of the Fey family]]. It turns out that [[spoiler:Godot]] was listening in on the meeting, resulting in [[spoiler:his launching a plan to thwart the plot that, while well-intentioned, is tainted by his distrust of Phoenix and desire to redeem himself, which saves Maya at the cost of her mother Misty's life]].
** In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', Simon Blackquill is a death row inmate who also serves as a prosecutor. [[spoiler:The final trial takes place the day before his execution, and you need to clear his name before finding the true culprit behind the murder he was convicted of]].






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* Used on ''GoAnimate'' as the bad guy gets the death penalty for a punishment.

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* Used ''Franchise/AceAttorney'':
** In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyTrialsAndTribulations'', [[spoiler:Dahlia Hawthorne]],
on ''GoAnimate'' as the bad guy gets the death penalty row for murder, manages to meet up with her mother, who's being held as an accomplice to another murder, to hatch a punishment.
plan [[spoiler:for Dahlia's spirit to be channeled after her execution, as part of a revenge plot against the main branch of the Fey family]]. It turns out that [[spoiler:Godot]] was listening in on the meeting, resulting in [[spoiler:his launching a plan to thwart the plot that, while well-intentioned, is tainted by his distrust of Phoenix and desire to redeem himself, which saves Maya at the cost of her mother Misty's life]].
** In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', Simon Blackquill is a death row inmate who also serves as a prosecutor. [[spoiler:The final trial takes place the day before his execution, and you need to clear his name before finding the true culprit behind the murder he was convicted of]].



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* Used on ''Website/GoAnimate'' as the bad guy gets the death penalty for a punishment.
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* ''Film/ShotCaller'': The high-ranking AB member Redwood ends up on death row after killing a guard on the Beast's orders to remind them of their power.

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** In ''VisualNovel/PhoenixWrightAceAttorneyDualDestinies'', Simon Blackquill is a death row inmate who also serves as a prosecutor. [[spoiler:The final trial takes place the day before his execution, and you need to clear his name before finding the true culprit behind the murder he was convicted of]].


* Tourque in TheSuffering is on death row for killing his family. Whether he's innocent or guilty depends on how the player chooses to act. If the player deliberately makes evil decisions Torque is guilty; if it's neutral it was an accident combined with his son killing himself and his brother. If it's good, Torque was indeed framed for the murder by assassins working for a crime lord called "The Colonel"

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* Tourque in TheSuffering ''VideoGame/TheSuffering'' is on death row for killing his family. Whether he's innocent or guilty depends on how the player chooses to act. If the player deliberately makes evil decisions Torque is guilty; if it's neutral it was an accident combined with his son killing himself and his brother. If it's good, Torque was indeed framed for the murder by assassins working for a crime lord called "The Colonel"


Not to be confused with the record label that was home to Music/DrDre, Music/SnoopDogg and [[Music/TupacShakur 2Pac]].

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Not to be confused with the record label that was home to Music/DrDre, Music/SnoopDogg and [[Music/TupacShakur 2Pac]].
2Pac]], or the [[VideoGame/DeathRow video game with the same title]].

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Not to be confused with the record label that was home to Dr. Dre, Music/SnoopDogg and [[Music/TupacShakur 2Pac]].

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Not to be confused with the record label that was home to Dr. Dre, Music/DrDre, Music/SnoopDogg and [[Music/TupacShakur 2Pac]].



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* ''VideoGame/PrisonArchitect'' gives you the option to ''build your own'' Death Row! But it's not to be taken lightly. Aside from having to research it first along with building an execution chamber and Death Row-only cells, prisoners on Death Row are rare. You can't deliberately take them in, either. You have to wait for them. And when you get them, executing them immediately is a ''terrible'' idea. You have to wait for their clemency chance to drop below 5% (10% if you have your AmoralAttorney research the reduced clemency perk) before you can safely execute them, because if someone is executed and later found innocent, it's one strike towards a GameOver (plus all the other Death Row inmates are immediately extracted from the premises).


* ''Film/TheLifeOfDavidGale'' - Texas claims it has never executed an innocent person. Will David Gale be the first?

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* ''Film/TheLifeOfDavidGale'' - ''Film/TheLifeOfDavidGale'': Texas claims it has never executed an innocent person. Will David Gale be the first?


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* Selma in ''Film/DancerInTheDark'' is wrongly convicted and given the death penalty. She is deeply distraught as she awaits her death. Although a sympathetic female prison guard named Brenda tries to comfort her, the other state officials show no feelings and are eager to see her executed. On her way to the gallows, Selma goes to hug the other men on death row while singing to them. However, on the gallows, she becomes terrified, so that she must be strapped to a collapse board. Her hysteria when the hood is placed over her face delays the execution.
* In ''Film/TheManWhoWasntThere'', the protagonist writes his story to sell to a pulp magazine while waiting on death row. Shortly before dying, his cell is opened and he goes outside the jailhouse, where he sees a UFO; he stays in jail nonetheless. Finally one morning he is walked to the electric chair and strapped in. He reflects on his fate, regretting none of his decisions and hoping to see Doris in the afterlife, both of them free of the mortal world's imperfections.

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