Why Oklahoma is using nitrogen gas as a backup to lethal injections

Posted on AllSides April 19th, 2015
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The future of executions in Oklahoma may not be lethal injections, but rather a gas that asphyxiates prisoners to death.

On Friday, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin authorized the use of nitrogen hypoxia as a backup for the death penalty if its primary method of executions, lethal injection, is ruled unconstitutional or becomes unavailable due to a drug shortage. The gas will be applied through a mask or medical-grade o

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