03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Robin Givhan: Prisoner Can Choose Last Meal But Not Last Outfit

He can leave with a belly filled with Twinkies, fried chicken or rib-eye steak. The decision is his, for what it's worth.

But the prisoner is allowed no control over what he will be wearing. He cannot add any final footnote -- no matter how microscopically minor -- about how history will remember him.

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