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List of Famous Prisoners at Sing Sing Correctional Facility ranked by fame and notoriety. Sing Sing Correctional Facility is a maximum security prison located in New York. The facility was built in 1826 and currently houses more than 2,000 inmates. There are plans to turn the old Sing Sing power house into a museum at a cost of $14 million.

Who is the most famous prisoner at Sing Sing Correctional Facility? Serial killer Albert Fish tops our list. Also known as the Gray Man or the Werewolf of Wysteria, Fish was a child rapist and cannibal. He was suspected of at least five murders. Fish was executed by electric chair at Sing Sing in January, 1936.

Murderer Eddie Lee Mays was famous for being the last person executed in the state of New York. Mays was executed by “Old Sparky” the Sing Sing electric chair in 1963. Ruth Snyder was famous for being the first woman executed at Sing Sing. Snyder murdered her husband with the help of her lover Henry Judd Gray in 1927. A photo of Snyder's execution was captured by Tom Howard of The Chicago Tribune.

What do you think of Sing Sing's history with the electric chair? Share your thoughts in the comments section.

List Criteria: Notable inmates at Sing Sing prison

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  1. Born: 1870
    Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, Area code 202, Washington, D.C. + 2 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Cause Of Death: Electric chair, Capital punishment
    Place Of Death: Sing Sing, Contiguous United States, New York, Ossining, United States of America + 2 more
    Date Of Death: 1936
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  2. Born: 1953
    Birthplace: New York City, New York-White Plains-Wayne, NY-NJ Metropolitan Division, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York + 4 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    David Berkowitz : see more

  3. Ruth Brown Snyder

    Born: 1895
    Birthplace: New York City, Area code 917, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America + 2 more
    Cause Of Death: Electric chair, Capital punishment
    Place Of Death: Sing Sing, Contiguous United States, New York, Ossining, United States of America + 2 more
    Date Of Death: 1928
    Ruth Brown Snyder : see more

  4. Born: 1954
    Birthplace: Rensselaer County, Troy, Contiguous United States, New York, United States of America + 2 more
    Nationality: United States of America
    Cause Of Death: Suicide
    Place Of Death: North America, United States of America, Hudson River, DVD Region 1
    Date Of Death: 1998
    Gary Evans : see more

  5. Eddie Lee Mays

    Born: 1929
    Birthplace: Contiguous United States, United States of America, United States, with Territories, DVD Region 1, Southeastern United States + 2 more
    Cause Of Death: Electric chair, Capital punishment
    Place Of Death: Sing Sing, Contiguous United States, New York, Ossining, United States of America + 2 more
    Date Of Death: 1963
    Eddie Lee Mays : see more

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