: The east annex of the Ohio Penitentiary, where death row and the execution chamber were located, displayed photographs of hundreds of prisoners who were condemned to death throughout the state’s history. This portrait of 26-year-old Irmel Kittrell is one of them. Kittrell was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of Thomas Mitchell of Hillsboro, OH. Kittrell appealed to have his sentence reduced to life imprisonment. However, this request was denied by Ohio Governor George White. The caption at the bottom of the photograph reads: “No. 181, Irmel Kittrells of Highland County, electrocuted June 25th, 1934, for the Murder of Thomas Mitchell.” Altogether there were 315 people who were electrocuted in the state of Ohio between 1897 and 1963. Irmel Kittrell was the 181st prisoner to be executed in this manner. View on Ohio Memory.
: AL08240 Subjects
: Ohio History--State and Local Government--Law; Ohio History--State and Local Government--Corrections; Capital punishment--Ohio--History; Electrocution; Death row; Ohio Penitentiary (Columbus, Ohio) Places
: Highland County (Ohio); Hillsboro (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Columbus (Ohio)