Going well beyond the general case of grief, author Daniel Newman examines the unique loss experienced by the incarcerated, their families, and the countless professionals involved with prisoners. The author’s candid inside view exposes the countdown experience on death row. This first-hand account reveals delays, family counseling, the last meal and final visit. The journey continues from the death house to the execution chamber, where death becomes increasingly real as the execution hour nears. From the viewing room, Newman witnesses the lethal injection and the final breath: an intimate portrait of death, and grief behind bars.