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Capital punishment conundrum


Gazette staff May 16th, 2012

It’s become more difficult for the state corrections department to execute executions.

Brad Gregg

As of this writing, only one dose remains of a drug used to execute death row inmates, of which Oklahoma currently has 64.

Pentobarbital, a sedative, is the first drug administered in the three-step lethal injection process. Its manufacturers have stopped selling pentobarbital to prison systems.

Now Oklahoma has itself in a pickle:

How will we kill those other 63 death row inmates?

State law provides for other methods — Old Sparky or a firing squad — but only if lethal injection is declared unconstitutional.

 
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05.16.2012 at 01:11 Reply

Lemme guess, it's too humane to starve them for a couple of days and them slip them an Ambien laced sandwich with a big ol glass of wiskey?  Call me an a-hole if you will, but if you've made it to death row I don't have a lot of sympathy for you.  This would still be more civilized than electrocution or firing squad.

 

 
 
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