They likened the process of dying by lethal injection to falling asleep. But those tranquil accounts are at odds with reports by media witnesses.
The Bureau of Prisons admitted that after a reporter informed officials about their diagnosis, it didn’t contact any other media witnesses or conduct any contact tracing.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled last week that Texas violated a death row inmate’s rights by denying his request for a Buddhist chaplain in the execution chamber.
Ray argued his religious rights were violated since Alabama law would not allow his imam to be present at the execution.