Are Executions Cruel and Unusual Punishment?

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In San Jose yesterday, an anesthesiologist from Columbia Medical School said convicts executed by lethal injection in California may have been conscious and suffered excruciating pain. Today is the third day of hearings into whether the death penalty, as administered in this state, is "cruel and unusual punishment" prohibited by the US Constitution.



  • Ellen Kreitzberg - Director of the Death Penalty College, professor at Santa Clara University School of Law


Warren Olney