Justice Department Quietly Updates One Rule, Clears the Way for Executions by Firing Squad for Federal Crimes

The Department of Justice has finalized amendments to authorize federal executions by firing squad.Before the proposed new protocol, lethal injection was the most widely used method for capital punishment.While the optics of a firing-squad execution may be harsh, experts say it’s less prone to error, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. Therefore, they contend that it’s actually more humane.Executions via firing squads are simpler and more effective than lethal injections, which have a shocking 7.1 percent error rate.

Source: Justice Department Quietly Updates One Rule, Clears the Way for Executions by Firing Squad for Federal Crimes

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