State Executions Could Return To MS
Executions could soon be back in the state of Mississippi. Recently, the fifth circuit court of appeals denied re-hearing a case challenging a drug the state plans to use in lethal injections. Now, State Attorney General Jim Hood could be able to resume executions as early as next month. Attorneys filing the appeal express concern about Midazolam the drug the state wants to start using as their sedative for executions. The drug takes a little bit longer to sedate the inmate leaving the possibility for them to experience pain before becoming unconscious something attorneys feel violates the eighth amendment of the constitution when it comes to cruel and unusual punishment.
Jim Hood, MS Attorney General tell News 25, “My job is to enforce the law in this state. Until they change the law, executions are legal and we’ll move as soon as possible to expedite and carry out that law.”
The state could be able to resume executions as early as next month.