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Inside the Texas death chamber

Michelle Lyons & Larry Fitzgerald, fmr. public information officers for the TX prison system talk with Chris Hayes about their experiences in the death chamber.

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:

Letters from death row

Dec. 13, 201401:10

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:

Witnessing an execution

Dec. 13, 201401:05

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