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South Carolina Readies Firing Squads for Executions

HeadlineMar 21, 2022

South Carolina prisoners sentenced to death can now be executed by firing squad. Prison officials said Friday they’re ready to carry out such executions, after Governor Henry McMaster signed a bill last year which forces prisoners to choose between a firing squad or the electric chair, if the drugs needed to perform a lethal injection are unavailable. South Carolina joins three other states which also allow firing squad executions: Mississippi, Oklahoma and Utah.

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