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Mar 8, 2018

South Carolina Senate empowers state to use electric chair

COLUMBIA (AP) After years without the drugs to do lethal injections, the South Carolina Senate has agreed to require condemned inmates go to the electric chair instead. South Carolina law has empowered residents of death row to make a choice between lethal injection and the electric chair since 1995, so the lack of drugs enabled […]

Feb 6, 2018

SC advances bill to use electrocution if drugs not available

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina lawmakers on Thursday advanced legislation to shield the identities of companies that sell lethal injection drugs – and, if the state somehow remains unable to buy the pharmaceuticals, to permit execution by electrocution. Both proposals, which now move to the Senate floor for debate, are intended as remedies to […]

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