«You will never hear another sound like a mother wailing whenever she is watching her son be executed. There’s no other sound like it. It is just this horrendous wail and you can’t get away from it … That wail surrounds the room. It’s definitely something you won’t ever forget.»
— Leighanne Gideon, former reporter for the Huntsville Item, who
has witnessed 52 executions, New York Times, 10/12/2000.