Georgia's Electric Chair

The electric chair at Reidsville State Prison was known morbidly as "Old Sparky." It was used for executions in Georgia until 2001, when the state supreme court pronounced electrocution to be cruel and unusual punishment. Today, the chair is on display at the Reidsville prison.

Photograph by Karan Pittman

Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries