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.
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Hamilton Howard "Albert" Fish was an American serial killer. He was also known as the Gray Man, the Werewolf of Wysteria, the Brooklyn Vampire, the Moon Maniac, and The Boogey Man. A child rapist and cannibal, he boasted that he "had children in every state", and at one time stated the number was ...more
Age: Died at 66 (1870-1936)
Birthplace: Washington, D.C., United States of America
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David Richard Berkowitz, also known as the Son of Sam and the .44 Caliber Killer, is an American serial killer convicted of a series of shooting attacks that began in New York City in the summer of 1976. Perpetrated with a .44 caliber Bulldog revolver, he killed six victims and wounded seven others ...more
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of Americasee more on David Berkowitz
Ruth Brown Snyder was an American murderer. Her execution, in the electric chair at Sing Sing Prison, for the murder of her husband, Albert, was captured in a well-known photograph. ...more
Age: Died at 33 (1895-1928)
Birthplace: New York City, New York, United States of Americasee more on Ruth Brown Snyder
Gary Charles Evans was a confessed serial killer in and around the Capital District of Upstate New York. His penchant for stealing antiques and his multiple escapes from custody — including one that ended in his death — made him headline news in the area on numerous occasions. ...more
Age: Died at 44 (1954-1998)
Birthplace: Troy, New York, United States of Americasee more on Gary Evans