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Executions

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Jul 24, 2018

Arkansas Prisons Suspend Search for Execution Drugs, Ask For Even Broader Drug Secrecy Law

Unable to legit­i­mate­ly pur­chase lethal-injec­tion drugs or car­ry out exe­cu­tions with­out reveal­ing who man­u­fac­tured its drugs, Arkansas has sus­pend­ed efforts to obtain a new sup­ply of exe­cu­tion drugs until state law is amend­ed to keep secret the iden­ti­ty of the drug manufacturers.

Executions

Lethal Injection

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Nov 03, 2017

Arkansas Supreme Court Orders Partial Disclosure of Information on State’s Lethal-Injection Drugs

The Arkansas Supreme Court has ruled that the state’s Freedom of Information Act requires the Arkansas Department of Correction (ADC) to release copies of the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal drug and pack­ag­ing labels for the sup­ply of the drug mida­zo­lam that it intends to use in upcom­ing exe­cu­tions, but that the secre­cy pro­vi­sions of the state’s Methods of Execution Act per­mit the depart­ment to redact the batch and lot num­bers that appear on the labels.

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Executions Overview

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Lethal Injection

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Dec 08, 2017

Background on Arkansas April 2017 Executions

Eight exe­cu­tions were sched­uled in Arkansas from April 17 – 27, 2017. The state sched­uled two exe­cu­tions per day on four days dur­ing that peri­od. The men sched­uled for exe­cu­tion were (top row, from left to right) Bruce Ward, Marcel Williams, Jason McGehee, and Kenneth Williams; (bot­tom row, from left to right) Stacey Johnson, Ledell Lee, Don Davis, and Jack Jones. The state car­ried out four exe­cu­tions dur­ing this period.

Executions

Lethal Injection

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Oct 01, 2018

Finding Bad Faith,” Judge Grants Injunction Preventing Nevada From Using Drug in Execution

Finding that the Nevada Department of Corrections act­ed in bad faith” to obtain the drug mida­zo­lam through sub­terfuge,” a Las Vegas tri­al court has issued a pre­lim­i­nary injunc­tion bar­ring the state from using its sup­ply of that drug in car­ry­ing out any exe­cu­tion. The 43-page rul­ing issued by Judge Elizabeth Gonzalez (pic­tured) on September 28, 2018 effec­tive­ly freezes efforts by Nevada pros­e­cu­tors to exe­cute Scott Dozier, who has waived his appeals and asked to be put to death.

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International

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New Voices

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Jun 16, 2017

Former Governor Bill Richardson: Death Penalty Is Bad for Business, Out of Step With World’s Views

In a Washington Post op-ed, for­mer New Mexico Governor and United Nations Ambassador Bill Richardson (pic­tured) — who in 2009 signed a bill to abol­ish his state’s death penal­ty — urged that cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment be abol­ished in the United States, say­ing “[t]he prac­tice is wrong and I hope it isn’t long for this world.”

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New Voices

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Lethal Injection

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Apr 13, 2020

Medical Professionals Ask Death-Penalty States to Turn Over Execution Drugs Needed for Coronavirus Treatment

As hos­pi­tals through­out the coun­try face short­ages of cru­cial med­ica­tions need­ed to treat patients with COVID-19, a group of lead­ing anes­the­si­ol­o­gists, phar­ma­cists and med­ical aca­d­e­mics is ask­ing cor­rec­tions offi­cials in death-penal­ty states to turn over stock­piles of their exe­cu­tion drugs to hos­pi­tals so they can be used for ther­a­peu­tic purposes.

Executions

Lethal Injection

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Sep 25, 2017

Mixed Rulings in Arkansas and Arizona Highlight Issue of Lethal-Injection Secrecy

Recent court rul­ings in Arkansas and Arizona reach­ing oppo­site out­comes high­light the con­tin­u­ing con­tro­ver­sy over state prac­tices keep­ing infor­ma­tion relat­ing to state acqui­si­tion of drugs for use in exe­cut­ing pris­on­ers secret from the public.

Executions

Lethal Injection

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Jul 12, 2018

Nevada Execution Halted On Claims State Obtained Execution Drug Through Subterfuge”

In response to a law­suit filed by phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal man­u­fac­tur­er Alvogen, Inc., a Clark County, Nevada District Judge has stayed the July 11, 2018, exe­cu­tion of Scott Dozier and issued a tem­po­rary restrain­ing order bar­ring Nevada from using drugs pro­duced by Alvogen to exe­cute Dozier.

Executions

Lethal Injection

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Dec 13, 2017

Nevada Says Fentanyl Was Easy to Obtain, But Execution Protocol Draws Criticism from Doctors, Legal Experts

As U.S. phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal com­pa­nies have strength­ened dis­tri­b­u­tion con­trols on their med­i­cines to pre­vent their use in exe­cu­tions, states have been chang­ing their exe­cu­tion pro­to­cols in search of new or more read­i­ly avail­able drugs. That search has led Nebraska and Nevada to build their exe­cu­tion pro­to­cols around fen­tanyl—the drug known for its role in the cur­rent opi­oid cri­sis in America — and the par­a­lyt­ic cisatracuri­um, which have nev­er been used in exe­cu­tions before.

Policy Issues

Arbitrariness

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Lethal Injection

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Apr 17, 2017

State and Federal Courts Grant Stays, Preliminary Injunctions Blocking 8 Arkansas Executions

In legal chal­lenges filed sep­a­rate­ly by Arkansas death-row pris­on­ers and a com­pa­ny involved in the dis­tri­b­u­tion of phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals, the Arkansas state and fed­er­al courts issued pre­lim­i­nary injunc­tions putting on hold the state’s plan to car­ry out an unprece­dent­ed eight exe­cu­tions in the span of eleven days.

Executions

Lethal Injection

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Mar 11, 2019

Two Legislatures, Two Divergent Approaches to Execution Transparency

After con­tro­ver­sial exe­cu­tions raised ques­tions of gov­ern­ment com­pe­tence or mis­con­duct, leg­is­la­tures in two states have respond­ed with bills tak­ing sharply dif­fer­ent approach­es to the ques­tions of gov­ern­ment account­abil­i­ty and pub­lic oversight.