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Death Row: Options Needed, Say Attorney General Jim Hood

JACKSON, MISS– As the legislative session moves on, the death penalty will be a center stage conversation. 

Attorney General Jim Hood is proposing legislation that would offer alternative options to lethal injection in the event that the drugs used for education are barred.

“If they want me to enforce the law,” says Hood, “I need options. If you take away this drug, give me another one, or another method.”

Alternative methods of execution such as hanging, electrocution, and firing squad have been blasted by the ACLU and the media. But Hood says there is one option.

“The gas chamber is still sitting right there,” says Hood, “they’ve kept everything intact, next to the lethal injection chamber. That creates an option.”

The bill has been proposed and will be discussed before the house and senate. For a bill to become law, it has to pass the senate, the house, and then be passed to the governor for his signature.

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