Alabama agrees not to use lethal injection in upcoming executions

The Associated Press - July 2018

Following a similar announcement by Oklahoma in March of 2018, Alabama has become the second state to make the decision to move away from lethal injection in upcoming executions.

On July 10th, 2018, state officials announced their intention to execute eight death-row prisoners by lethal gas, following an agreement between death row prisoners and the state.

Alabama still must develop a nitrogen-hypoxia protocol before it can carry out any executions using that method, and the prisoners have not waived their right to challenge that protocol.

Alabama lawmakers approved nitrogen hypoxia as an alternative to lethal injection in March 2018, becoming the third state to authorize the execution method.

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