Final Feasts: The Unusual Last Meal Requests Of 20 Executed Inmates

The death penalty is legal in 31 American states. In nearly every one of these states, prison wardens allow those who have been condemned to death the right to choose one final meal. Some inmates select extravagant dinners like lobster tails, while others opt for more simple fare such as Kentucky Fried Chicken.

Grim Final Act

Eating a last meal is usually the final act of self-preservation that an inmate performs before they cross over to the unknown. No wonder the grim ritual holds such fascination for those of us still firmly entrenched within the land of the living.

Here are the stories of several notorious prison inmates and the foods they chose to be their last meals ever. Do these unusual feasts match the crimes committed? You decide.