As a Ranger, I’ve been to a lot of dangerous places and in a lot of life-threatening situations before, but the opportunity to shoot prisoners at Reidsville state prison in Georgia was probably the most chilling of any.
The first thing you’re jolted by is the sound of the metal gates closing behind you. As you make your way through security and into our prison system, the weight of what you’re now surrounded by hits you. And then you meet Allan Barnes. (Life without parole on sentences for rape, kidnapping and voluntary manslaughter.) And he’s calm as can be. Welcome to Death Row.