Abolish death penalty in Tennessee
#nomoredeathpenalty
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Bill Haslam
Governor of Tennessee
Eletric chair is a cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment. Abolish death penalty immediately!
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Capital punishment has existed in Tennessee off and on throughout its history, although the methods have changed. Prior to 1913, the method of execution was hanging and there are few records of those executed by this method. Electrocution became the method of execution in 1916 after a two-year hiatus from the death penalty from 1913-1915. Then there was a period in the state when death row was empty. From 1972 until 1978, there were no offenders sentenced to death in Tennessee because of the U.S. Supreme Court declaring it unconstitutional. When the death penalty became legal in the state again in 1978, those offenders sitting on death row from 1960 to 1978 had their sentenced commuted mostly to life. Tennessee's Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law recently allowing the state to use the electric chair when it can't get drugs for lethal injections.

Tennessee hasn't executed anyone since 2009 as lethal injection drugs have become harder to obtain, thanks to drug manufacturers that have grown queasy about their products' use in executions.

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