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Ohio To Require Post-Execution Procedure Review

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On Friday, the Ohio prisons department announced it would require a post-execution review of all lethal injections in response to a federal court judge’s criticism.

The requirement calls for a “quality assurance review” by a special assistant designated by the director of the prisons department. It must include an evaluation of the execution team and a review of documentation, training, and professional qualifications.

Inmates have argued that Ohio too often strays from its execution policies by not always having the required number of execution-team members present and not always documenting the mixing of drugs.

The new policy is to go into effect September 18, two days before the state’s next scheduled execution.

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