I’m pretty wishy-washy when it comes to the death penalty. I don’t like the idea of it but yet every once in awhile I read some particularly heinous crime where some fiend has cold bloodedly murdered a child, for example, or simply went on a sadistic death rage of the innocent, and suddenly find myself supporting the death penalty. Anyway, when it has to be administered I think lethal injection is probably for the best. Here’s an excerpt from an article on prisoner execution day in Japan: “…Prisoners are sometimes given breakfast as they usually are (around 8 or 8:30 a.m.) and told at this time that they are scheduled to die. This allows them a few minutes to clean up their cells, write any letters and be granted rights. With prisoners who aren’t so ‘fortunate’, they are taken directly from their cells to a waiting room where they are informed. They are given fruit and tea while waiting. They are, however, given the option of consulting with the chaplain. Unfortunately, their family members are phoned after the execution has occurred. They are told they they have up to 24 hours to collect the body of their loved one…” Here.