Tag: electric chair

The electric chair is arguably the most controversial method of execution in America. The first time it was used was on April 8, 1890, when William Kemmler became the first person to be executed by electrocution. The term “electric chair” has become synonymous with capital punishment and many people believe that this is cruel and unusual punishment. But what exactly are they? And how do they work? Keep reading to find out more about this device!