An undated photo shows the new death row at Broad River Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina. Photo: South Carolina Department of Corrections via AP
An undated photo shows the new death row at Broad River Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina. Photo: South Carolina Department of Corrections via AP

New rule could allow gas and firing squads for US executions

  • The Justice Department is quietly amending its protocols, no longer requiring federal death sentences to be carried out by lethal injection
  • The amended rule goes into effect with five executions scheduled during Trump’s lame-duck period, before Biden takes office

An undated photo shows the new death row at Broad River Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina. Photo: South Carolina Department of Corrections via AP
An undated photo shows the new death row at Broad River Correctional Institution in Columbia, South Carolina. Photo: South Carolina Department of Corrections via AP
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