Top 15 words used in the last statements of Inmates on death row in Texas

Mahima Singh
Oct 1, 2018 · 1 min read

Morbid warning.

After doing research for a project for my Natural Language Processing class, I came across this database of the Last Statement of inmates on death row in Texas.

I decided to scrape the website, pull out the last statements and figure out what the most used words were. You can find the code on my GitHub here.

As we can guess, by the end of their time, an inmate does think of their family.
The word ‘Love’ is used the most, followed by ‘Family’. Other words relating to retribution such as ‘God’ and ‘Sorry’ also make the top-15 list.

Fact: Texas was the first state in the world to carry out an execution by lethal injection in 1982

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