Tennessee doesn't have drugs needed to carry out lethal injection [video]

Tennessee doesn't have drugs needed to carry out lethal injection [video]

March 7th, 2017 by The Tennessean in Breaking News

The Tennessee prison system doesn't have the drug needed to carry out a lethal injection, and ongoing issues with accessibility of the drugs call in to question the likelihood Tennessee could obtain those drugs when the next execution is scheduled.

But if executions resume in Tennessee — the last was in 2009 — the state will be ready to administer a lethal injection, said Tennessee Department of Correction General Counsel Debbie Inglis.

Carrying out death sentences has stalled, as the state's top judges weigh a challenge to Tennessee's protocol, which calls for the state to use the drug pentobarbital for its injections.

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