Choice of drug injection has dire consequences

05/13/2014 10:05 AM

05/13/2014 10:03 AM

Re "Experts urge one-drug lethal injections" (Page A6, May 7): There have been arguments made in the past that convicted persons sentenced to the death penalty are deserving of their punishment and everything that happens during the punishment is a just sentence for what the person has done. Using a one-drug lethal injection sounds effective and humane, but by leaving it up to each individual state to decide what drug is used, there may be an increase in botched executions as well as a potential for the use of illegal substances.

If the state does not have to disclose what drug they use, this may lead to an even greater issue of legality of drugs and their uses. We should use a better method of executing convicted felons, one that does not require the use of contracted services to perform the execution.

-- Jonathan Fong, Sacramento

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