|Ruth Snyder. In 1928, a reporter sneaked a camera into Sing Sing Prison and took the first photograph of an execution by electric chair.|
Allow me to suggest a simple solution. Use heroin.
- It's readily available on many urban street corners. Prison guards are already buying it for sale to prisoners.
- It's street price is a lot less than the cost of these designer execution drugs.
- You don't need to hire a doctor to administer it. There are many prisoners very experience in injecting heroin.
- It is totally humane. There is a feeling of euphoria followed by respiratory failure and death. You might have fewer prisoners appealing their death sentences if they know they will be going out on a fine smack high.
Sure, heroin is illegal but so is every other execution method used. Try strapping someone to a table and injecting fertilizer* into their veins and see how long it take to be accused of being a psychopathic torturer.
So there you are Gov. Fallin. No need to thank me.
*One lethal chemical used is potassium chloride, also used for fertilizer.