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Repurposed Execution Sites Across America

Old Sparky Electric Chair. West Virginia Penitentiary. 2011.
Photo by Emily Kinni

Repurposed Execution Sites Across U.S.

The death penalty has been abolished in 18 states in the U.S. but is still considered constitutional and currently executions are conducted in thirty-three states. In her series Where Death Dies, photographer Emily Kinni explores the locations where the executions took place. She explains in her artist statement:

"These execution sites have either remained intact, have been reused in some new capacity, or no longer exist leaving no trace of their original form. These site-specific areas, often void of most remaining evidence of the actual chambers themselves; illustrate the tension inherent in reusing of a space dedicated to death."

To see more of Emily Kinni's work, visit her website.

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