execution http://apr.org en Gov. Bentley Against Switching To Electric Chair In Ala. http://apr.org/post/gov-bentley-against-switching-electric-chair-ala <p></p><p>Gov. Robert Bentley says he's against switching back to the electric chair to resume executions in Alabama.</p><p>Speaking in Shelby County on Monday, Bentley said he's personally opposed to the idea of resuming electrocutions.</p><p>A key legislator on prison issues, state Sen. Cam Ward, says giving up the state's current method of lethal injection involves too many legal hurdles.</p><p>The state attorney general's office says executions are at a standstill because the prison system has run out of one of the three drugs used in its lethal injection system.</p> Mon, 05 May 2014 20:51:22 +0000 The Associated Press 51383 at http://apr.org Gov. Bentley Against Switching To Electric Chair In Ala. Legal Challenges Continue To Slow Ala. Executions http://apr.org/post/legal-challenges-continue-slow-ala-executions <p></p><p></p><p>Andrew Lackey's execution late last month was the first in Alabama since 2011, when the state had six executions.</p><p>Assistant Attorney General Clay Crenshaw says executions have slowed because of challenges to the way Alabama conducts executions.</p> Sun, 04 Aug 2013 03:15:29 +0000 The Associated Press 35367 at http://apr.org Legal Challenges Continue To Slow Ala. Executions Andrew Lackey Execution In Ala. Set For Thursday http://apr.org/post/andrew-lackey-execution-ala-set-thursday <P>Family members of convicted murderer Andrew Lackey visited with him briefly at Holman Prison in Atmore Tuesday, two days before his scheduled execution Thursday.</P> <P>Prisons spokesman Brian Corbett said the 30-year-old Lackey was moved at 4 p.m. Tuesday into a holding cell near the death chamber at Holman, where a lethal injection is scheduled to be administered at 6 p.m. Wed, 24 Jul 2013 22:03:35 +0000 The Associated Press 34766 at http://apr.org Andrew Lackey Execution In Ala. Set For Thursday