On Friday, the state Department of Corrections said revisions to the death chamber where the executions will take place were completed, The New York Post reported. State legislation put in place on May 14, 2021, made the electric chair the primary form of execution in the state and allowed inmates the option to choose between lethal injection or death by firing squad.
The new death chamber sits in Columbia and cost $53,600 to build. It holds a metal chair with restraints that faces a wall with a rectangular opening where three shooters can carry out the sentence.
Prisoners will have a hood over their heads and be allowed to make a final statement. Witnesses will be able to watch the execution behind bullet-proof glass.
The return of death by firing squad comes after a decade-long pause in carrying out death sentences because of the state’s inability to obtain lethal injection drugs, Fox News reported.
I was once a huge supporter of the death penalty. That began to change after Tim McVeigh blew up the Federal Building in 1995 and it took 10 years for me to do so. But I still have to acknowledge, though not in this particular case that sometimes, rarely it’s the only option.
So, and I could be wrong here but, they intend to still have, in this modern day and age, 3 persons hidden behind a wall firing rifles through an opening, correct?
Sound to me much like yet another episode of " How to spread 'Murican Bullshit" to sell more newspapers.