disipri00107.Social Issues. Prisons. Ronald Ray Howard, age 23, playing basketball in the exercise area at the Ellis Unit Death Row on April 21, 1997 in Huntsville, Texas USA. Mr Howard was convicted of murder when he was 18 years old and is serving a death sentence. The state of Texas executes the most prisoners in the US. Crime. Recreation. .©Per-Anders Pettersson/iAfrika Photos.