Attorney General Holder: Condemned Should Know Lethal Drugs
His comments, during an interview with Gwen Ifill on the PBS NewsHour, come as the Justice Department is working to complete a study, ordered by President Obama in May, on the growing controversy over lethal injection. "For the state to exercise that ...
Chemical mix and human error lead to controversial executions
Lethal injection is used in all 32 states that have the death penalty ... John Wayne Gacy, executed May 10, 1994, in Illinois. Lethal chemicals solidified and clogged in the IV tube leading to Gacy's arm. A new tube was installed and the execution proceeded.
Arizona execution offers evidence against lethal injection
Lethal injection has been challenged in the courts many times, mostly without success. The biggest recent obstacle for death-penalty states has been obtaining lethal chemicals after major drugmakers stopped selling drugs for use in executions. That forced ...
Attorney General calls for transparency over execution drugs
States that impose capital punishment have turned to new suppliers of chemical combinations for lethal injections after European drug makers objected to having their products used for that purpose. Since then, a number of death row inmates have argued that ...
A Deadly Secret: States Refuse to Share the Source of Lethal Injection Drugs in Executions
One need only look to Arizona's model: Buy ingredients from a hidden source and concoct some kind of theoretically lethal chemical compound ... hides information such as the source of drugs used in lethal injection, it erodes the public trust.