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Execution witness Don Reid stands in the death chamber of the Texas State Penitentiary on July 31, 1972, where he officially watched 189 men die in the heavy oak electric chair. The Supreme Court struck down capital punishment on June 29 of that year. AP hide caption

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Years After Historic Ruling, Execution Still A 'Random' Justice

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Robbie Fulks' new album is titled Gone Away Backward. Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Robbie Fulks: Exhilarating And Bitter On 'Gone Away Backward'

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