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Reprieve analysis shows Alabama man’s execution was botched

The Associated Press reports on Alabama officials botching the execution of Joe Nathan James Jr. on July 28 according the analysis by Reprieve.

Maya Foa, Director of Reprieve US Forensic Justice Initiative said “Subjecting a prisoner to three hours of pain and suffering is the definition of cruel and unusual punishment. States cannot continue to pretend that the abhorrent practice of lethal injection is in any way humane.”