Alabama Executions
3:51 pm
Mon May 5, 2014

Gov. Bentley Against Switching To Electric Chair In Ala.

Gov. Robert Bentley says he's against switching back to the electric chair to resume executions in Alabama.
Credit The Governor's Office

Gov. Robert Bentley says he's against switching back to the electric chair to resume executions in Alabama.

Speaking in Shelby County on Monday, Bentley said he's personally opposed to the idea of resuming electrocutions.

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.

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.

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Alabama Executions
10:15 pm
Sat August 3, 2013

Legal Challenges Continue To Slow Ala. Executions

Challenges to the way Alabama conducts executions has slowed the number of executions the state has conducted since 2011.
Credit Floridians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty

Andrew Lackey's execution late last month was the first in Alabama since 2011, when the state had six executions.

Assistant Attorney General Clay Crenshaw says executions have slowed because of challenges to the way Alabama conducts executions.

Bryan Stevenson of Montgomery is an anti-death penalty attorney, and he says challenges have included questions about the drugs used. Attorneys say courts allowed Lackey's execution to proceed mainly because he had dropped his appeals. They say they expect legal challenges to continue to slow the overall pace of Alabama executions.

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Alabama Execution
5:03 pm
Wed July 24, 2013

Andrew Lackey Execution In Ala. Set For Thursday

Andrew Lackey is scheduled to be executed Thursday. It is Alabama's first execution in nearly two years.

Family members of convicted murderer Andrew Lackey visited with him briefly at Holman Prison in Atmore Tuesday, two days before his scheduled execution Thursday.

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. Thursday.

Corbett said Lackey's mother, father, aunt and brother visited for about an hour and a half Tuesday.

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