Today's Anniston Star reports, "Details of Alabama execution procedure still secret," by Tim Lockette.
Lawyers for an inmate on Alabama's death row say the state has kept them in the dark about most of the details of its new protocol for execution by lethal injection.
"The state's new lethal injection protocol has not been examined by any court," attorneys for inmate Thomas Arthur say in a motion filed with the Alabama Supreme Court last week.
Florida's protocol uses a stronger dose of midazolam than the ones prescribed in Ohio or Oklahoma. Alabama's new protocol uses the same dosage as Florida.
Still, it's not clear just how closely the new Alabama protocol follows Florida's. In Florida, executions conducted according to a 10-page set of instructions that outlines how prison staff will verify an inmate's death and when an execution process should be halted.
Alabama has declined to release its full protocol.
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