Critics of Kentucky's proposed new death penalty method have asked officials to make multiple changes to how executions are carried out now that the state is switching to a one- or two-drug lethal injection. During a hearing Tuesday in Frankfort, public defenders, private attorneys and anti-death penalty activists said the rules Kentucky wants to put in place have multiple problems, including that condemned inmates aren't allowed access to their attorneys on the day of execution.

Kentucky to Change Execution Method

Jun 1, 2012
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Kentucky will change the way it executes prisoners after a judge ordered it to rethink the current injection process that involves three drugs.