Arkansas’s Reckless Rush to the Execution Chamber

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Sturm College of Law


Arkansas, Execution, Death penalty, Capital punishment, Asa Hutchinson


Last week, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced an unprecedented plan to execute eight death row prisoners by lethal injection in a ten day period in April. As lawyers for the estate of Clayton Lockett, the Oklahoma inmate who in 2014 suffered perhaps the worst, botched execution in recent history, we are acutely aware of the many problems with lethal injection. Indeed, by now detailed media reports have informed the entire nation about the alarmingly common incidence of lethal injections gone wrong. We strongly urge Governor Hutchinson to reconsider his macabre execution plan.

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