Firing Squad and Electrocution Now Options for South Carolina Executions

Firing Squad and Electrocution Now Options for South Carolina Executions

South Carolina’s legislators voted to reinstate using firing squads in addition to electrocution and lethal injections. There has been a shortage of lethal injection drugs, so they added death by shooting to resume carrying out capital punishment sentences on May 5, 2021. Republican Gov. Henry McMaster said he would sign the legislation when it hits […]

Executions in the US Lowest in 25 Years

Executions in the US Lowest in 25 Years

A recent study indicates that the numbers of executions in the United States have decreased and are lower in 2016 than in the last 25 years. One reason may be due to the drastic reduction in death sentences, according to Reuters on Dec. 20. There were 20 death row inmates executed in 2016, which is […]

Terry McAuliffe Fighting to Save the Lethal Injection

Terry McAuliffe Fighting to Save the Lethal Injection

Gov. Terry McAuliffe amended a state bill in an attempt to save lethal injection as the preferred method of capital punishment in Virginia. Critics fighting execution as a form of punishment have put pressure on companies that manufacture the drugs necessary to take a life. McAuliffe introduced his plan on April 10, 2016, and the […]

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