Nitrogen Gas Execution: Not as Humane as we Think it Is?

Was this execution simply botched or is the method inherently cruel and unusual?

Valentine Wiggin

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Alabama recently allowed nitrogen-induced hypoxia to be used as an execution method. This marks the first time a new execution attempt has been introduced since 1982, when lethal injection was first used. Kenneth Eugene Smith, aged 58, survived several execution attempts via lethal injection and died from nitrogen-induced hypoxia on January 25, 2024 at 8:25 pm. The State Attorney General Steve Marshall…

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Valentine Wiggin

Death-positive, sex-positive, and LGBTQ-affirming Christian. Gen Z. I hate onions. She/her