Quotation by State of Utah

Utah is the only State that gives condemned men a choice between death by hanging or before a firing squad. Most prisoners prefer the firing squad, but one obstinate convict in 1912 elected to be hanged because "hanging is more expensive to the state."
State of Utah, U.S. public relief program (1935-1943). Utah: A Guide to the State (The WPA Guide to Utah), p. 266, Hastings House (1941).
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