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 […]

Firing Squad, Lethal Injection and Utah

Firing Squad, Lethal Injection and Utah

The Utah State Legislature approved a bill, called House Bill 11 (HB 11), Tuesday, allowing execution by firing squad. This is only an option if the drugs for lethal injection are not available. The reason Utah wanted to allow execution by firing squad is because the traditional drugs needed for lethal injection are running low […]