Another Good Video

I just watched an old Discovery Channel on the last 24 hours on death row. I think it does a good job with the basics of the procedure. It will certainly inform some of my not for publication writing and fantasies.

A couple of points I’d like to make based on this video:

  1. It seems to confirm my belief that a person who is about to be executed by lethal injection, at least in this country, might spend as much as half an hour strapped down, unable to move more than a limited amount.  This seems highly unpleasant, at least to me.
  2.  Probably related, I’ll note that the former Virginia executioner interviewed said that if he was in the position to have to choose between dying by lethal injection or dying in the electric chair, he’d choose the electric chair because it is over faster.