Last week, Virginia’s General Assembly approved legislation that would make electrocution the default execution method when lethal injection drugs are unavailable. The State Senate’s debate – which occurred one week before a scheduled execution – provoked passionate responses from those who think electrocution is inhumane and those who think it is just. In particular, officials who opposed the bill believe that the state’s lack of access to lethal injection drugs could make electrocution the only option. Kojo explores multiple angles of the new policy today.

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  • Michael Pope Northern Virginia reporter, WAMU 88.5; Author, "Wicked Northern Virginia" (The History Press)
  • Scott Surovell Virginia Senator, 36th District

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