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Alabama

Grassroots organizers speak out against Gov. Ivey’s request for more time to carry out executions after botched executions
Alabama

Grassroots organizers speak out against Gov. Ivey’s request for more time to carry out executions after botched executions

Press Release (December 22, 2022) - Grassroots organizers are speaking out against Gov. Kay Ivey’s letter asking the Alabama Supreme Court for more time to execute Alabamians after a series of botched executions in recent months. Alabama’s current law makes it illegal for the Department of Corrections to carry out a death warrant after 11:59 p.m., the day of the execution.  Alabama failed to carry out executions twice in two months – September and November 2022 – and three times since 2018. In July 2022, the state carried out an execution, but after a three-hour delay caused by a similar situation of not being able to start the IV line for the lethal injection.  “The League of Women Voters of Alabama continues to be troubled by the state’s lack of adequate res...