Friday, January 29, 2016

Mississippi AG seeks to use firing squad for executions

Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood announced that he plans to ask lawmakers to approve the firing squad, electrocution or nitrogen gas as alternate methods of execution if the state prohibits lethal injections, reported Jurist. 
States access to execution drugs has been hindered as a result of companies refusing the use of their products for execution purposes. Currently Mississippi has put all executions on hold due to its exhausted supply of drugs to perform lethal injections. TheAmerican Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi has strongly apposed the suggestion, arguing the proposed methods are barbaric. 
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