Gleason promises to kill again and has pleaded to be executed, saying,
I murdered that man cold-bloodedly. I planned it, and I'm gonna do it
again. Someone needs to stop it. The only way to stop me is put me on death row.
I did this. I deserve it. That man, he didn't deserve to die.
Wallens Ridge is a newer (about 10-year old) high-level security prison carved into the remote mountains of southwest Virginia. It routinely houses serious offenders serving life sentences. Yet for all that, Gleason managed to kill a fellow inmate.
There are some murders that need to be punished with the ultimate punishment. No humane methods currently known can prevent some individuals from hurting or killing others, even in our most secure prisons.