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The Shocking Lack of Science Behind Lethal Injections

Original story at WIRED• 18 mentions • 2 months ago

WIRED 2 months ago

 
Until a judge told them to stop last week, penal authorities in Arkansas planned to kill seven people in 11 days. All seven were convicted of horrible crimes and sentenced to die by the state; put aside how you feel about that for a moment. What’s salient here is how those men are supposed to die—the execution of their executions. According to Arkansas’ Lethal Injection Procedure, each man will first get an intravenous injection of a sedative called midazolam, a benzodiazepene—the same class of drugs as Valium. On death row it’s supposed to induce a deep, insensate coma. Then comes ...
 
 
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29 Apr
SustainOurEarth @SustainOurEarth
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29 Apr
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RT @jetjocko: The Arkansas executions have gone as badly as people feared, it sounds like. https://t.co/4mF1JlP14q https://t.co/4xYYDlunli
28 Apr
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RT @jetjocko: The Arkansas executions have gone as badly as people feared, it sounds like. https://t.co/4mF1JlP14q https://t.co/4xYYDlunli
28 Apr
Jeff Letourneau @jeffl76
RT @jetjocko: The Arkansas executions have gone as badly as people feared, it sounds like. https://t.co/4mF1JlP14q https://t.co/4xYYDlunli
28 Apr
Nick Baumann @NickBaumann
RT @jetjocko: The Arkansas executions have gone as badly as people feared, it sounds like. https://t.co/4mF1JlP14q https://t.co/4xYYDlunli
28 Apr
Matthew Herper @matthewherper
RT @jetjocko: The Arkansas executions have gone as badly as people feared, it sounds like. https://t.co/4mF1JlP14q https://t.co/4xYYDlunli
28 Apr
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RT @jetjocko: The Arkansas executions have gone as badly as people feared, it sounds like. https://t.co/4mF1JlP14q https://t.co/4xYYDlunli
28 Apr
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RT @jetjocko: The Arkansas executions have gone as badly as people feared, it sounds like. https://t.co/4mF1JlP14q https://t.co/4xYYDlunli
28 Apr
Clara Jeffery @ClaraJeffery
RT @jetjocko: The Arkansas executions have gone as badly as people feared, it sounds like. https://t.co/4mF1JlP14q https://t.co/4xYYDlunli
28 Apr
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19 Apr
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