Mississippi considering firing squads
The Mississippi House thinks it’s more humane than lethal injection.
The Mississippi House wants to allow the state to execute prisoners using a firing squad instead of the lethal injection.
The House amended a Senate Bill on Friday, which made the execution process secret, making it possible to use a firing squad if officials decide lethal injection is too expensive or unavailable.
It passed the amendment 70-39 and the bill 80-39. The Senate will now review it again.
Representative Robert Foster, who proposed the amendment according to the Daily Journal, said afterward that the firing squad is a more humane, effective and less costly option than lethal injection.