The rush to kill

Today, the State of Georgia plans to kill Andrew DeYoung using its experimental triple-drug cocktail, substituting Nembutal (pentobarbitol) for the no-longer-available sodium thiopental. Georgia has already used the new drug to execute Roy Blankenship in June, with...

Holding execution drug suppliers accountable

I recently wrote to Cardinal Health, a drug company that has supplied the Georgia Department of Corrections with Nembutal to be used in executions. I wanted to share my letter with you. It begins: Dear Mr. Barrett: I write on behalf of Andrew Grant De Young, a Georgia...

Keep the window to the death chamber open

Letter to CA Department of Corrections June 26, 2009 To: Mr. Timothy Lockwood Chief of CDCR  Regulation and Policy Management Regarding Proposed Amendments to Title 15, Article 7.5, Sections 3349 Dear Mr. Lockwood, All of my remarks about the proposed amendments to...
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