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Methods of Execution


Apr 22, 2024

Louisiana Senate Committee Approves Legislation Supported by Jewish Community to Remove Nitrogen Hypoxia as Possible Method of Execution

On April 16, 2024, the Louisiana Senate Judiciary B Committee unan­i­mous­ly vot­ed to advance a bill that would remove nitro­gen hypox­ia from the state’s avail­able meth­ods of exe­cu­tion. Introduced by state Senator Katrina Jackson-Andrews, Senate Bill 430 is sup­port­ed by the Jews Against Gassing Coalition, an orga­ni­za­tion con­sist­ing of Jewish Louisiana res­i­dents who oppose state-sanc­tioned gas exe­cu­tions. We rec­og­nize, of course, that the gassing of inno­cent vic­tims in the Holocaust is quite dif­fer­ent from exe­cut­ing a con­vict­ed crim­i­nal,” said Naomi Yavneh-Klos, a mem­ber of the coali­tion and Loyola University professor.…