Death Row in Florida
In the state of Florida, men on Death Row are housed in the Florida State Prison and the Union Correctional Institution. Women are located at the Lowell Correctional Institution Annex. Death row cells are approximately 6 x 9 x 9.5 feet high. The death watch cells where prisoners are relocated after a Governor signs a death warrant for them are 12 x 7 x 8.5 feet high. All of the death watch cells are located in the Florida State Prison.
Inmates receive meals three times a day. Breakfast is served at 5:00 AM, lunch between 10:30 am and 11:00 am, and dinner between 4:00 and 4:30 pm. Prison staff cooks the food, and it is given to inmates to eat in their cells. Plates and spoons are the only items allowed with which to eat the food. Before an execution, a prisoner may request a last meal. The cost of the meal must be under $40, and the ingredients must be available at local markets.
Inmates on death row are counted every hour. When prisoners leave their cells, they are escorted in handcuffs. The prisoners may receive mail. Radios, televisions, and snacks, and cigarettes can be stored in cells. However, the prison does not have air conditioning or cable television. Prisoners may shower every other day. Death row inmates are distinguished from other inmates by the orange shirts they wear. Normal prison shirts in Florida are blue.
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