Texas death row, Werner Herzog and the man who maintained his innocence
With a metallic slam, the cage door shuts and is locked behind him, and a young man sits down, thick wire mesh a few inches from his back and bulletproof glass right in front of his cheekily handsome, scrubbed face.
He picks up a chunky telephone receiver attached to the wall, which is wired through to the visitor sitting on the other side of the glass.
This is death row in Texas and the condemned man is Michael Perry, who is now about to become famous or, perhaps more likely, infamous in a documentary about capital punishment by prominent film-maker Werner Herzog.
Photograph: Justin Clemons