Ohio Changing Lethal Injection Execution Methods

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio is planning to address and restructure its current prisoner execution method, according to a recent court filing. This change will revolve around the type of drug the state uses in lethal injections. Expiring supply lines and diminishing drug sources call for this change.

The manufacturer of pentobarbital, the sedative used in Ohio’s lethal injections, has prohibited the continued supply of the drug. Ohio therefore must look elsewhere for alternate execution methods when its supply of the sedative runs out at the end of September.

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