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Alabama’s Nitrogen Gas Execution Thursday Will Be Cruel and Unusual Punishment

Photo by Maria Oswalt / Unsplash By Stephen Cooper and Joel Zivot / Jurist On Jan. 25, the Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) plans to execute Kenneth Smith by forcing him to breathe pure nitrogen gas, an untested execution method with profound legal and ethical consequences. Death penalty abolitionists worldwide have railed against this form of […]