Texas Takes a Bite Out Of Last-Meal Tradition For Death Row Inmates

September 23, 2011 Updated Sep 23, 2011 at 11:20 AM EDT

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Texas Takes a Bite Out Of Last-Meal Tradition For Death Row Inmates

September 23, 2011 Updated Sep 23, 2011 at 11:20 AM EDT

Following the massive dinner order of Lawrence Russell Brewer before his execution on Wednesday, Texas has now ended the last-meal program previously afforded to death row inmates, according to a story on Time.com.

After Brewer didn't eat anything from an order that consisted of chicken-fried steaks, a cheeseburger, an omelet, a bowl of fried okra, a pound of barbecue, fajitas, pizza, ice cream, peanut butter fudge and three root beers, Texas senator John Whitmire called for an end to the practice, according to the story.

Prison officials have agreed to Whitmire's request, and death row inmates will now be served the same meals as other inmates, according to the report.

Read the Time.com story HERE.