On April 22, 1988, John Evans was executed in the electric chair at Holman Prison in Atmore, Alabama. The botched execution took 3 jolts of power and lasted 14 minutes. Flames erupted from the electrodes attached to Evans' leg; smoke and sparks came out of Evans' hood. Prisoners on Alabama's death row have nicknamed the garishly painted electric chair Yellow Mama.
released May 1, 1998
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