Oklahoma To Use Nitrogen Gas To Execute Death Row Inmates

Published: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 11:37am
Updated: Monday, March 19, 2018 - 12:19pm
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Oklahoma is moving to a new method of carrying out executions. Officials say they’ll use nitrogen gas to execute death row inmates.

Oklahoma, as well as other states — including Arizona — have had a very difficult time getting the drugs they used to use to carry out executions, as the companies that make those drugs refuse to sell it to states who use it for that purpose.

Deborah Denno is professor at the Fordham Law School where she teaches criminal law and criminal procedure. She’s also studied execution methods for more than 20 years.

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