Quote of the Day 6/24/2014

“If you have the data you can show one of two things. The prison system can show it does what we say it does and the folks were sufficiently anesthetized or we can show it doesn’t do what we say it does. Without the data, I don’t understand how anyone could come to the conclusion that it meets the constitutional test.”

– Frank Romanelli, professor and associate dean at the University of Kentucky’s College of Pharmacy. An investigation from the Tulsa World reports that many executions have not followed protocol, but without autopsies or timely tests, it is impossible to determine if inmates died according to the manner intended by the execution protocol (Source: http://bit.ly/V7GOmd)


Gene Perry worked for OK Policy from 2011 to 2019. He is a native Oklahoman and a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. He graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.A. in history and an M.A. in journalism.

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