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Execution by lethal injection A quarter century of state poisoning

31st October 2007, 11:56:16 UTC

For more than two centuries, approaches to execution have changed, from methods designed
to inflict and maximise the suffering of prisoners being judicially killed, to the functional
approach taken by the majority of modern governments which use capital punishment. These
place emphasis on the death of the prisoner rather than to exaggerate the suffering inherent in
the process of execution.

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