Tag Archives: botched execution

Federal pro-secrecy, pro-torture propensity expands

Federal judge declines to unseal documents related to problematic April execution in Oklahoma – Daily Journal The judge had ordered the Department of Public Safety in September to hand over the records produced during its investigation into Lockett’s death, but … Continue reading

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Who sent up AZ trial balloon for new #PrisonIndustrialComplex revenue stream? @AP??

Arizona picks company to review Wood execution PHOENIX AP – The Arizona Department of Corrections has chosen a firm to review its investigation of the nearly two-hour execution of Joseph Rudolph Wood … The department is not commenting while the … Continue reading

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ACLU and News Organizations Sue Over Closed Blinds During Botched Lockett Execution | American Civil Liberties Union

Lawsuit Seeks Uncensored Access to Executions, Citing First Amendment Press Freedom August 25, 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: media@aclu.org OKLAHOMA CITY – The American Civil Liberties Union, the ACLU of Oklahoma, and two newspapers filed a federal lawsuit today seeking … Continue reading

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Reprieve: Jettisoning due process resulted in another botched execution.

Reprieve 001 929 258 2754  For immediate release: Wed July 23, 2014 Arizona inmate takes two hours to die in botched execution using experimental two-drug cocktail   The state of Arizona today took one hour and 57 minutes to kill a prisoner … Continue reading

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ABA Journal lied about Marcus Wellons’ execution. It was botched.

  Prison official faints during execution; sentence was upheld despite jurors’ gag gifts, drug secrecy The execution of a Georgia inmate went off without a hitch on Tuesday, although a prison official fainted during the procedure. via Prison official faints … Continue reading

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Oklahoma botches Clayton Lockett’s execution, big time.

Oklahoma execution: Clayton Lockett writhes on gurney in botched procedure | World news | theguardian.com After the failure of a 20-minute attempt to execute him, Clayton Lockett was left to die of a heart attack in the execution chamber at … Continue reading

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