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 […]

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 […]

Utah and Other States Make Death Penalty Changes

Utah and Other States Make Death Penalty Changes

As it becomes harder to obtain the drugs used in the lethal injection death penalty, states have begun finding other methods, changing the current laws and setting up new methods, with Utah being the most recent change. Utah lawmakers have now approved the use of the firing squad as what they are calling “an execution […]