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A controversial execution in Alabama renews the fight over capital punishment

Posted on AllSides January 26th, 2024
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Criminal Justice, Capital Punishment and Death Penalty, Alabama
Kim Chandler/AP

A controversial Alabama execution taking place on Thursday has reignited scrutiny of the death penalty and highlighted the enduring nature of the practice despite attempts to end it.

Physicians and human rights experts have condemned the execution — which relies on an untested method known as nitrogen hypoxia — because there are concerns it could be painful and inhumane. Alabama is planning to use this method on an inmate named Kenneth Smith, after the state botched his first scheduled execution in 2022 when it couldn’t find an accessible vein for...

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