What kind of birthday card do you send to someone on death row? There are jolly ones ("To the birthday boy!" Not appropriate), boozy ones ("Open a bottle on your birthday!" He can't), restful ones ("Put your feet up on your birthday!" Yes. He can do that; all day every day), partying ones (no parties on death row).
After much searching, I settled for a bland, anodyne picture of a fluffy kitten, with a minimal birthday message.
The assistant commented on my choice, so I explained.
"Do they still have the electric chair?" she asked.
"No. It's lethal injection now," I told her.
"Oh. That's not so bad, then is it?" she said.