Famous Prisoners at Sing Sing Correctional Facility
List Criteria: Notable inmates at Sing Sing prison
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.
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