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La. Corrections Secretary Suggests Nitrogen for Execution

Last week the Louisiana House Criminal Justice Committee approved a death penalty bill after removing a return to "Old Sparky" and instead providing confidentiality for suppliers of lethal injection drugs, Lauren Langlois reports for AP.

Corrections Secretary Jimmy LeBlanc endorsed the move, but he also said, "Louisiana should look into nitrogen gas as a way to execute prisoners, arguing that the gas causes no pain."

I noted three years ago on this blog that I know hypoxia is painless from personal experience in Air Force flight training.

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