Life in prison for the only British citizen on death row in America

Linda Carty speaking to The Telegraph's Nick Allen on death row in Texas Credit: James Breeden

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Behind a glass screen Linda Carty wipes away the tears as they fall onto her white prison overalls.

Carty, 60, convicted of murder and the only British citizen on death row in the United States, has spent 19 years inside the high security Mountain View Unit, outside Waco, Texas.

It is a godforsaken place. Barren, windswept, with brick housing blocks enveloped by barbed wire. Last year, the US Supreme Court declined to consider what may well have been her final appeal.

Carty, says she tries to stay optimistic about a reprieve, but she does think about the prospect of being strapped to a gurney and injected with a lethal cocktail of drugs....

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