• New rule could allow gas, firing squads for federal executions

    1 month ago - By KMBC

    The Justice Department is quietly amending its execution protocols, clearing the way to use methods other than lethal injection, such as firing squads and poison gas.
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  • New rule could allow gas, firing squads for U.S. executions

    New rule could allow gas, firing squads for U.S. executions

    1 month ago - By Boston Herald

    The Justice Department is quietly amending its execution protocols, no longer requiring federal death sentences to be carried out by lethal injection and clearing the way to use other methods like firing squads and poison gas.
    The amended rule, published Friday in the Federal Register, allows the U.S. government to conduct executions by lethal injection or use “any other manner prescribed by the law of the state in which the sentence was imposed.” A number of states allow other methods of execution, including electrocution, inhaling nitrogen gas or death by firing squad.
    It remains unclear...
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  • New rule could allow poison gas, firing squads for US executions

    New rule could allow poison gas, firing squads for US executions

    1 month ago - By New York Post

    The official told the AP the federal government “will never execute an inmate by firing squad or electrocution unless the relevant state has itself authorized that method of execution.”
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  • Firing squads, poison gas could be allowed for US executions under Justice Department's new rule

    1 month ago - By ABC

    The amended rule allows the U.S. government to conduct executions by lethal injection or use "any other manner prescribed by the law of the state in which the sentence was imposed."
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