After the botched execution of Oklahoma inmate Clayton Lockett, capital punishment supporters are pushing for death penalty reform. Mark Earley of the Constitution Project’s Death Penalty Committee joins HuffPost Live to talk ending systematic fails.
The state killed 35-year-old Gilbert Postelle, a man with an IQ that approaches an intellectual disability who suffered from neglect and drug addiction as a child.
Donald Grant is the third person killed by the state in recent months amid a lawsuit over the state’s lethal injection protocol.
The state’s Pardon and Parole Board twice voted in favor of granting clemency to Jones, who has long maintained his innocence.
Oklahoma already botched one execution last month and plans to proceed with more despite ongoing litigation over the lethal injection process.
Before Grant’s killing, a federal judge suggested his execution could provide evidence for a trial over whether Oklahoma’s lethal injection protocol is unconstitutional.
The men Oklahoma is planning to kill are part of an ongoing lawsuit over whether the state’s lethal injection protocol constitutes cruel and unusual punishment.
Alabama Is Preparing To Execute People With Lethal Gas, As States Scramble To Find New Ways To Kill People
Facing lethal injection shortages, states are turning to untested ways to kill people on death row.
The state's electric chair is 109 years old.
The bill, approved by a 66-43 vote, will require condemned inmates to choose either being shot or electrocuted if lethal injection drugs aren’t available.