Running Out of Drugs: Gas Chamber in Oklahoma, What's Next for Tennessee

This week, the State of Oklahoma announced that it is forgetting all about lethal injections because it has not been able to get the necessary toxic drugs to use for executions.

Gas Chamber in Oklahoma

Oklahoma's going back to nitrogen.  That's right.  The gas chamber will be the method of execution in the State of Oklahoma from now on.

Tennesee and Arkansas

Meanwhile, the Tennessee Supreme Court just nixed the Tennessee Attorney General's request to hurry up and schedule eight men to die before June 1, 2018.  That's the expiration date of the state's supply of one of its lethal drugs needed for its lethal injection cocktail. 

Brings to mind Arkansas last year, when it had a problem with its midazolam and tried to execute 8 men in less than two weeks. 

See: Arkansas Plans 8 Executions in 10 Days: Two at a Time

How Much Longer for Lethal Injection Executions?

Which begs the question, how much longer are we going to have lethal injection executions in this country?  How fast are states going to follow Oklahoma's lead?

See: Firing Squad, Gas Chamber, Electrocution for Executions?

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