Black People Experienced Botched Lethal Injections At Higher Rates, New Study Finds

Reprieve, a non-profit organization advocating against the death penalty, shed light on a troubling aspect of the controversial form of capital punishment in a new report.

According to the organization's latest study, Black individuals have experienced botched lethal injection executions at an alarming rate compared to their white counterparts, resulting in painful prolonged executions. The organization conducted an in-depth analysis of 73 botched executions among the 1,407 lethal injection procedures carried out since 1977.

According to the report, Black people faced a staggering 220% higher odds of suffering a botched lethal injection execution compared to their white counterparts.... Read more


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