«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.