Inside the Texas death chamber

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Michelle Lyons, fmr. Spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice reads from a personal letter sent to her by an inmate whose execution she witnessed:

All In with Chris Hayes, 12/12/14, 7:17 PM ET

Letters from death row

Michelle Lyons, fmr. Spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice reads from a personal letter sent to her by an inmate whose execution she witnessed.
Michelle Lyons, fmr. Spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice reads from a personal letter sent to her by an inmate whose execution she witnessed.

Michelle Lyons reads from a journal she kept during her time as a public information officer for the Texas prison system:

All In with Chris Hayes, 12/12/14, 7:19 PM ET

The smell of a death chamber

Michelle Lyons reads from a journal she kept during her time as a public information officer for the Texas prison system.
Michelle Lyons reads from a journal she kept during her time as a public information officer for the Texas prison system.

Michelle Lyons, fmr. Spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, reads from a diary entry about a sister’s reaction to seeing her brother’s execution:

All In with Chris Hayes, 12/12/14, 7:21 PM ET

Witnessing an execution

Michelle Lyons, fmr. Spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, reads from a diary entry about a sister’s reaction to seeing her brother’s execution.
Michelle Lyons, fmr. Spokesperson for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, reads from a diary entry about a sister’s reaction to seeing her brother’s execution.

To read more about Larry and Michelle’s experience in the Texas prison system check out Pamela Colloff’s report in Texas Monthly.