Arkansas Attorney General Dustin McDaniel called the state’s execution process “completely broken” while speaking to Arkansas sheriffs in Fort Smith Wednesday.
McDaniel says he doesn’t envision any of the current inmates on death row being executed before he leaves office in January 2015, reports David Goins with our content partner, KARK Ch. 4.
Right now, the manufacturers of lethal injection drugs have barred their sale from any state that uses them to put prisoners to death.
Without lethal injection, the default execution in Arkansas is the electric chair along with firing squads and the gas chamber,
McDaniel said, “Most people would find those methods too barbaric for a civilized society.”
McDaniel maintains he supports the death penalty, as a majority of Arkansans do, but the present situation requires in his words, a “new debate” on the death penalty.
You can view Goins’ full report at this link.