Mississippi Could Legalize Firing Squads For Death Row Inmates
The state could execute prisoners by firing squad if lethal injection proves too burdensome.By Matt Picht | March 29, 2016
As a method of state execution, lethal injections are increasingly expensive, difficult and unreliable. Mississippi is considering a different approach.
A bill currently under consideration in the state Senate after passing the House would enable prisoners to be executed by firing squad if lethal injection is unavailable or cost prohibitive. Gov. Phil Bryant supports the bill.
"We need to carry out a capital punishment when the courts say it's necessary. And if it takes a firing squad, we'll do that," Bryant told WJTV.