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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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Arms industry joins call to ban export of death row drug

Britain’s leading arms manufacturers have joined the call to halt the export of sodium thiopental by a British pharmacist which could be used in the execution of an American prisoner on death row.

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Posted: Jan 24th, 2011
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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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