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The last meal isa customary part of a condemned prisoner's last day. The day before theappointed time of execution, the prisoner will be given the meal, aswell as religious rites, if he or she desires. As a general rule, inmates may not ask for an alcoholic drink as it dulls the senses.
Inmany countries the prisoner may have the luxury of selecting what thelast meal will be (within reason), and the authorities do their best toprovide a prisoner with the requested meal.
Adolf Eichmann: He declined a special meal, preferring a bottle of Carmel, a dry red Israeli wine. He drank about half of it.
Aileen Wuornos:She declined a special meal, but had a hamburger and other snack foodfrom the prison's canteen. Later, she drank a cup of coffee.
Allen Lee Davis:350-pound "Tiny" Davis had the following last meal: one lobster tail,fried potatoes, a half-pound of fried shrimp, six ounces of friedclams, half a loaf of garlic bread, and 32 ounces of A&W root beer.