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.
South Carolina Readies Firing Squads for Executions
HeadlineMar 21, 2022