Tennessee governor signs bill allowing electrocution of death row inmates

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday signed a bill allowing Tennessee to electrocute death row inmates when the state is unable to obtain lethal injection drugs.

Controversy over lethal injections has been brewing in recent years after European manufacturers, including the Denmark-based manufacturer of pentobarbital, banned U.S. prisons from using their drugs in executions.

In 2009, the U.S.-based manufacturer of sodium thiopental, a drug also commonly used in executions, stopped making the painkiller.

Many states have scrambled to find products from overseas or have used American-based compounding pharmacies to create substitutes.

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  • kidsrpeople2

    Please Sign and Share Petition http://chn.ge/QaERCo to congress to enact “The Ending Corporal Punishment in Schools Act” to withhold federal funding from educational institutions that allow corporal punishment of students, featuring 30 minute Documentary Movie “The Board of Education” by Jared Abrams exposing the brutally violent truth about corporal punishment in U.S. Schools.
    Tennessee Public Schools hit over 14,000 children k-12 each year, known as corporal pain punishment, legal and protected by 1977 U.S. Supreme Court ruling in 19 states today, even against written parental prohibition, prohibited in Nashville schools and schools in 31 states and prohibited by federal law in ALL U.S. prisons.

  • Mark

    LOL thats kids need to be punished when they act out . Im all for a teachger popping my kid with a paddle . Thats whats wrong with kids today is they dont get enough punishment . I do think that if punishment happens in schools it should be filmed and the parents should have access but thats it as far as im concerned .

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