Friday, June 28, 2013

Retired TDCJ Warden who oversaw executions speaks out

AP Photo - C.T. O'Reilly
From The Huffington Post

FORNEY, Texas — Charles Thomas O'Reilly supported capital punishment when he oversaw his first Texas execution. And he still supported it after his 100th.

In six years as warden of the Huntsville Unit, the prison that houses Texas' death chamber, O'Reilly supervised about 140 executions – more than any other warden in state history.
Now retired, he reflected on his career this week as the nation's busiest death penalty state as the state executed its 500th inmate since resuming capital punishment in 1982.

Link to the FULL STORY HERE !


  1. From the Desk of BoBoTheBeaten:

    I have to give this Warden due respect for what had to be done, but he clearly has some saddness in his eyes. I can't help but wonder if he's worried about what awaits him after his own earthly departure. I have known cops who were never the same after taking the life of someone who was trying to take theirs. Most cops know that during their career there is a possibility they may have to kill someone to save their own life or the life of another person, but it is still an experience most would avoid. A Warden is in no immediate threat when he does his job.

  2. Replies
    1. Accountability of all the inmate beatings in his field office as field major and his personal building tenders beating inmates and wittnessing inmates head being thrown in the hallways at Ramsey 2 he has a front for his peers and others but has hate for all the knowledge. That others know what he's done

    2. captain atkins lt price

  3. If he let inmates get beat and turned his head they probably needed it....they aren't in prison for singing to loud in church...tdcj would b a much better place if u could treat a thug like a thug instead of a baby