States Study Use of Fentanyl as Execution Drug

By Christopher Zoukis Faced with pharmaceutical supplier refusals, states are having serious difficulty obtaining the lethal drugs used for current execution protocols, so they are increasingly examining alternatives — including fentanyl, the synthetic drug that is in large part responsible for the nation’s deadly opioid epidemic. Nevada and Nebraska have developed execution protocols including fentanyl, […]

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Taser Use Implicated in Deaths of Over 20 Inmates

In “Shock Tactics,” a six-part series of articles published between August and early December, Reuters news service takes a critical look at use of Taser stun guns, their connection with deaths, and related litigation. A part of the series delves into use of the device to control inmates in state and local prisons and jails. The investigation […]

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