Yes, it hurts. Only one person has survived the electric chair. Francis was executed by the chair on May 3, 1946. Witnesses claimed that the teenager shouted from behind the leather hood, “Take the chair off!” It’s your turn! “Let me breathe Goddammit!” As the apparently lethal surge of electricity was applied.
Because of the design of the chair, and the voltage used, death is not instantaneous. The reason that the hood is used is not to contain brain matter or pop eyeballs. It’s there so that those watching aren’t traumatized by such events. Most people who witness someone being put to death are there to see the victim’s family members die. Lawyers representing the defendant often attend. The person in the chair is not the beneficiary of the hood.
After shaving the head and one calf, an ointment is applied on the scalp to conduct electricity. A wet sponge is also applied to the top of your head. Before the famous hood is placed over the head, two large leather belts are wrapped around the mouth and eyes of the person. An anonymous executioner will charge the box, which then sends electricity into the person. This can be seen in Ted Bundy’s execution video outside the prison. The lights outside and inside the prison flicker when the charge occurs, cheering the crowd. Once the charge is over, the person will be asked if they have any final words. If they do, the executioner will push or pull the lever randomly at any time. He can either wait 2 seconds or 20 minutes if he wants.
After the lever is pulled, electricity enters the body through the brain and calf muscles. You can stay conscious for as little as a second to up to 30 seconds. The pain that you feel will not be described if you are awake (the death penalty applies only to people who cause suffering to others and show no mercy or sympathy for their victim’s pain). So it is a good idea to stay awake for a few seconds. The brain literally boils as the flesh above the skull starts to burn. Once the brain boils, the person will lose all awareness of their surroundings even though they are still conscious. The liver and kidneys start to fail, while the current continues to work on the heart. The switch is flipped after one minute. Two doctors examine the person. One checks for a pulse and the other shines a light into their eyes. A stronger current is sent to the person if either of the doctors shows that the person is still breathing. The skin can split at any point on the body. The brain can also eject through the nose, and the eyeballs may bulge or explode. Skin splitting occurs because muscles become so tight that tension causes the skin and muscle to become brittle. The electrodes will produce smoke from the area of the scalp and calf. The body is then sent to the morgue for further examination. It hurts, to answer your question. The pain you feel, no matter how short or long, will blow your mind. This is a terrible way to die, but these people deserve it. I’d prefer to have lethal injection. It’s almost like having to go under the knife for surgery. However, lethal injection can be a very pleasant way to die because there are 3 different drugs being administered at different times. The person who is not suffering the same as their victims does not have to suffer. They can exit this life on the best drugs. Is that not the punishment? All states should bring back the chair and hang.