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Killing Kindly

ID Number: 32496
Maker: Garland Kirkpatrick/Helvetica Jones
Technique: offset
Date Made: 2006
Place Made: United States: California, Los Angeles
Measurements: 88.8 cm x 57.7 cm; 34 15/16 in x 22 11/16 in
Main Subject: Racism; Prisons & Prisoners
Materials: paper (fiber product); newsprint
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
Killing Kindly Lethal Injection, once considered the most humane form of capital punishment, is the preferred method in 37 of the 38 death-penalty states. Since its introduction in 1976 over 1200 victims have been executed. The three-injection cocktail consists of Sodium Thiopental- a rapid acting barbiturate that renders unconsciousness; Pancuronium Bromide-which paralyses the body; and Potas-sium Chloride- which induces cardiac arrest. In December of 2006 U.S. district Judge Jeremy Fogel halted lethal injection procedures in California. His ruling was in direct response to a lawsuit by death row inmate Michael Morales challenging that the procedure violates the constitutional prohibition against cruel and unusual punishment. © 2006 helvetica Jones

Acquisition Number: 2008-033

ID 32502 on verso.

Copyright Status:
Under copyright; used by CSPG with permission.

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