Lethal injection is just as ghastly as the electric chair. It’s going to speed up the end of the death penalty in America

There’s been an extraordinary twist in the story of capital punishment in America, one which seemingly goes against the very grain of the nation’s founding: the state of Tennessee has approved the use of the electric chair in the event that the drugs for lethal injection are unavailable.

This is a remarkable development – it means there is now a US state in which electrocution forms a default method of execution, something not seen since 2008 when Nebraska outlawed it and where it was the sole method.

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