EXPLAINER: Why are states having lethal injection problems?
November 18, 2022
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A scheduled execution in Alabama that was called off Thursday after prison officials couldn't find a suitable vein to inject the lethal drugs into is the latest in a long history of problems with lethal injections since Texas became the first state to use the execution method in 1982, including delays in finding usable veins.
Here's a look at some of the issues states across the country are facing when it comes to lethal injections.
WHAT HAPPENED IN ALABAMA?
Alabama's lethal injection protocol calls for two intravenous lines to be connected, with the second line to be...