How Much is TOO Much?
How Much is Too Much?
Texas, like most other states, only uses lethal injection. But, like flu vaccines, doesn't take effect immediately. So death-row convicts are lying, knowing they are dying, not knowing when, writhing in pain.
Some states do other methods than lethal injection. For example, Tennessee uses the electric chair if the lethal injection isn't available. But that means that the convict doesn't get to pick HOW THEY DIE. What's worse than that?
In Delaware, New Hampshire, and Washington state, if no lethal injections are available, or-if an option to that specific inmate-if they select it, they will die hanging. There are multiple methods, but the most common is the standard drop, in which the inmate drops 6-8 feet to break their neck. They will hang there, paralyzed, until they die.
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