Policy Mic – Even Death Penalty Supporters Will Think Twice After Learning How It’s Actually Carried Out
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Execution in the U.S. can occur in five ways: by lethal injection, electrocution, lethal gas, hanging, or firing squad. But, lethal injection is by far the most common method employed in the states where the death penalty is legal.
In 2013, 39 people were executed in America. Thirty-eight of them were killed by lethal injection — all but one: a man who requested electrocution, which is not typical.