Category Archives: lethal injections

What we are doing is wrong

Of all the execution methods being considered in the Mississippi senate last week, it was the firing squad that was rejected; nitrogen hypoxia and electrocution are still being considered.  Discounting the firing squad is understandable, as Radley Balko explains: “We recoil … Continue reading

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A Critical Turning Point

Last week the pharmaceutical company, Pfizer, announced it was prohibiting the use of its chemicals as execution drugs: thus was the US death penalty brought to a new juncture. As the human rights organisation, Reprieve, commented:   “This is a critical … Continue reading

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Mississippi Executions Stopped Temporarily

Richard Jordan, a Vietnam veteran whose mental state deteriorated following his military service, was spared execution in Mississippi last week following a federal judge’s order. The Attorney General’s office had requested an execution for Jordan on Thursday August 27, but the Mississippi Supreme … Continue reading

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A Very Big Beast in Mississippi

Mississippi’s Attorney General, Jim Hood, who was so vociferously in favour of Willie Jerome Manning’s execution two years ago, is embroiled in a battle to suppress the identity of people involved in executions and of those providing drugs for lethal … Continue reading

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Sentenced to Torture?

While Willie Jerome Manning awaits the completion of forensic evidence searches related to his 1992 case, he must be acutely aware of the threat of execution hanging over one of his fellow inmates, Charles Crawford. And Willie must be feeling … Continue reading

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