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US death row prisoners developing resistance to execution

indignitasThe penal system in the US could soon be ‘cast back into the dark ages’ unless action is taken to tackle the growing threat of resistance to execution, experts have said.

In a preliminary report from the US Government, there are clear signs that death row prisoners are developing increasing resistance to methods of execution that used to overcome inmates in a matter of minutes.

Report author, Professor Herbert J Scheckter said: “it used to be that traditional methods such as the electric chair or lethal injections would bring an end pretty quickly. Increasingly though we keep seeing prisoners that last longer and longer. Sooner or later we believe there will be prisoners that are immune to current methods of execution”.

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Posted: Jul 28th, 2014
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Texas celebrates traditional values after reaching 500th execution

‘The data shows we are by far the nationwide leader in terms of killing our own citizens, and that’s something every true Texan can be proud of.’

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Posted: Jun 30th, 2013
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Killer Whale ‘should fry’, say U.S. Republicans

all the fish he could eat, and his own page on MySpace where he often threatened keepersCalls are growing for the execution of Tilikum the orca from SeaWorld, Florida after it emerged that the so-called ‘killer whale’ had a previous homicide conviction.

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Posted: Feb 21st, 2010
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Amnesty calls for ‘fighting chance’ executions

straps are just about undoable‘Nations must promise to use slower and less effective methods of execution in order to give prisoners at least a last chance of escape.’

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Posted: Aug 17th, 2009
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US Judge censured for issuing death penalty dressed in Halloween costume

Court staff came as witches, vampires and Egyptian mummies.

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Posted: Nov 2nd, 2007
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