Posts tagged as "capital punishment"
The first of a two-part 1994 interview with a former British executioner In 1964 the last two men in Britain were hanged for murder. The following year, parliament voted to abolish capital punishment, with overwhelming public support. The most famous public hangman, Albert Pierrepoint, had already retired having executed more prisoners than any other British [...]
The second of a two-part 1994 interview with a former British executioner More than thirty years after the abolition of capital punishment in Britain, the clamour for its reintroduction seems to have abated. The cherished goal of the hanging and flogging lobby remains unfulfilled. In the summer of 1994 I interviewed Britain’s last surviving executioner, [...]