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A shroud of secrecy around executions: Is this the American way?
A shroud of secrecy around executions: Is this the American way?

So what should a state do when its executions run into trouble? If you’re Ohio, apparently you try to cloak the process in secrecy. Ohio – like Missouri, Oklahoma and a few other states – has had trouble killing people. Among the issues: It is getting harder and harder to procure the drugs used in executions because the manufacturers – many European-based – refuse to sell products that were designed to help the sick to prisons that they know will use them in executions. Other death penalty states have already enacted laws that make it illegal to identify the source of execution drugs, as well as the identities of those involved in the execution itself....

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