Capital Punishment

Old is New Again: Alternative Methods of Execution in the United States

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On April 17, Oklahoma adopted a new method of execution as a backup for lethal injection when Gov. Mary Fallin (R) signed a bill to allow nitrogen-induced hypoxia. This is the third state to approve an alternative to lethal injection: Utah passed a bill allowing death by firing squad and Tennessee did the same with the electric chair. Why are states reverting to these archaic methods? With a short ...[Read More]