Category Archives: lethal-injection drugs

The Pursuit of Torture

On Wednesday this week, Jeffrey Wogenstahl’s fellow inmate, Alva Campbell, is set to die. As a child, Alva Campbell was forced by his father to play games of torture. One was the electrical current game: all the children held hands … Continue reading

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Burning at the Stake

Ohio has introduced a lethal injection protocol as cruel and unusual as “burning at the stake, crucifixion, and breaking on the wheel” (examples of punishments which the US constitution forbids as cruel and unusual). The state is emboldened by a … Continue reading

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Risk of Intolerable Pain and Suffering

For death penalty opponents, whose stance is no longer opposed by the majority of the US population, today is a very sad day: the Ohio Attorney General’s office has announced that it wishes executions to resume in January. What is more, the new lethal … Continue reading

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Hopeful Signs

Things are relatively quiet for Jeffrey Wogenstahl on Ohio’s death row at the moment. This should be celebrated.  It was not long ago that Ohio was second only to Texas in carrying out executions; but during the two years of 2015 … Continue reading

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Another New Execution Date

Jeffrey Wogenstahl was handed a letter on Monday telling him his execution date has been postponed from November 16 2016 to September 13 2017.  At first the news seemed wonderful –the pressure on his lawyers is decreased. Today came the backlash, … Continue reading

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Ohio Pursues Unregulated Drug Markets

Last month we reported that Ohio had been granted a licence by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) allowing it to import sodium thiopental (one of the two drugs permitted for executions in Ohio). We noted, however, that a different … Continue reading

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Lack of Execution Drugs

Ohio’s current execution policy calls for single doses of either sodium thiopental or pentobarbital, both powerful sedatives. But drugs for lethal injections are hard to come by. The EU banned the export of these drugs for use in executions. Ohio responded by passing … Continue reading

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