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Death Penalty

The Department of Corrections (DOC) has no position on the death penalty.  As an agency responsible for carrying out sentences imposed by the courts, it would be inappropriate to take sides on the issue of capital punishment.

​Photos of the Execution Complex at SCI Rockview:

The gurney where an inmate receives the death penalty 

The gurney.

The viewing rooms for people to watch executions

From the chamber looking into the witness areas. Citizen and public witnesses sit on the left, while victim witnesses sit on the right of the divider.

Two holding cells near the execution chamber. 

Two of three holding cells, located approximately 20 feet away from the chamber.