February 10, 2007
Makes You Wonder What the General Assembly's Rules Look Like
If you like surreal and disturbing, then this AP story should make you grin your grimmest:
Tennessee’s procedure manual for executing prisoners is a jumble of conflicting instructions that mixes new lethal injection instructions with those for the old electric chair, an Associated Press review found.
Before a lethal injection, the 100-page "Manual of Execution" instructs prison officials to begin by shaving the condemned prisoner’s head — as if preparing him for electrocution. They would also need a fire extinguisher nearby.
Andy Sher has more from Governor Phil Bredesen's recent visit with the TFP. No wonder the Governor, though he's (too) quick to dispel any notion that he's had second thoughts on the death penalty, suspended executions for a while.
Bobby, have you seen a bowl of green Jell-O around?
You mean that stuff we're s'posed to smear on fer faster 'lectricution? I done put it on him.
Bobby, that was part of his last meal. Now git over here and help me with these tubes.
To state the obvious, the above jest is for making a point only, and is in no way meant to disrespect the solemn offices of our state's corrections and justice officials.
Government | By joe lance | 09:11 PM