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Attorneys for the state of Oklahoma say the drugs and procedures used to execute a death row inmate in April do not violate the constitutional rights of other prisoners awaiting execution. In a federal court filing Wednesday, the attorney general's
Tenn. (AP) A law took effect this week in Tennessee making it the first U.S. state to have the option of executing death row inmates with the electric chair if drugs for lethal injections are not available. Billy Ray Irick, who was convicted of
An old power plant at Sing Sing that once supplied the juice for the electric chair is being eyed as the site for a museum dedicated to the infamous prison. Supporters envision thousands of tourists streaming "up the river" from New York to see
A Republican lawmaker reacting to an Oklahoma inmate's botched lethal injection said Tuesday he wants to explore giving condemned prisoners the option of death by firing squad, hanging or the electric chair. State Rep. Mike Christian said he's
Ohio Ohio's top court has agreed to hear arguments that the country's only survivor of a botched lethal injection would face cruel and unusual punishment and double jeopardy if the state again attempts to put him to death. Romell Broom, 57, was
His face covered by a piece of brown cloth, he died in the electric chair...These men were guilty of heinous acts of violence, but sitting on an old wooden church pew 12 or 15 feet from a person as he is put to death is not a pleasant assignment...
The firing squad execution chamber at the Utah State Prison in Draper, Utah. State Rep. Paul Ray hopes to bring back firing squads to take the place of lethal injections. AP Photo/Trent Nelson What happens in prison death chambers is something most
Tennessee this week became the first state to enact a law allowing officials to electrocute inmates, regardless of their wishes, in certain circumstances. Six other states allow inmates to opt for the electric chair, while a seventh would move to
The governor's spokesman confirmed his decision, but offered no further comment. So this morning, when Haslam met with reporters after a Memorial Day ceremony, he offered his first statements on how he made the decision to bring back the chair as
As the use of drugs to execute convicted prisoners increasingly is challenged on legal and ethical grounds, Tennessee has a back-up plan.