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Proposed SC bill would make electrocution main method of execution for death penalty inmates
By live5news.com- Erin Edwards
Published: 01/18/2019

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - While many argue that death by electrocution is inhumane, South Carolina lawmakers said other options aren’t available anymore.

The main method of execution in S.C. is lethal injection, but a proposed bill would change that to electrocution.

"For the past probably 10 years, we have had the effect of the death penalty and there are a number of people sitting on South Carolina death row, but no manner or mechanism to carry it out,” said Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson.

According to the S.C. Department of Corrections, there are 37 inmates on death row, all set to receive lethal injection. However, Richardson said pharmaceutical companies have stopped supplying the mix of drugs used for that method of execution.

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