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Lethal Injection


Nov 14, 2017

Ohio Set to Execute Gravely Ill Prisoner, Alva Campbell

Ohio death-row pris­on­er Alva Campbell (pic­tured) is 69, suf­fers from severe chron­ic obstruc­tive pul­monary dis­or­der, is unable to walk with­out a walk­er, relies on a colosto­my bag that hangs out­side his body, requires four breath­ing treat­ments each day, may have lung can­cer, and is report­ed­ly aller­gic to mida­zo­lam, the con­tro­ver­sial first drug in the state’s lethal-injec­tion process. Prison per­son­nel have been unable to find veins suit­able for insert­ing an intra­venous line into either of Campbell’s arms. Ohio intends to exe­cute him November 15. Campbell has chal­lenged the con­sti­tu­tion­al­i­ty of Ohio’s…