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Ray Freeman portrait
Description: 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 Ray Freeman of Jackson County, OH is one of them. Freeman was convicted along with Herbert Thacker, another Jackson County resident, for the murder-robbery of 74-year-old Stephen Huntley. The caption at the bottom of the photograph reads: “No. 185, Ray Freeman of Jackson County, Electrocuted November 22, 1934, for the Murder of Stephen Huntley.” Altogether there were 315 people who were electrocuted at the Ohio Penitentiary between 1897 and 1963. Ray Freeman was the 185th prisoner to be executed in this manner. He was 25-years-old when he died. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL08244
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: Jackson County (Ohio); Franklin County (Ohio); Columbus (Ohio)