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Death row inmates can now be executed by a triple firing squad in South Carolina after claims it was ‘less painful’

South Carolina’s INMATES on death row inmates can now choose to be executed by a three-man firing squad.

Recently status The law established procedures and facilities for carrying out executions by firing squad, according to the South Carolina Department of Corrections.

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The death sentence will resume after a ten-year pause for lack of lethal injections

The green light comes after a law went into effect in May making the electric chair a main means of executionallowing death sentences to be resumed after a ten-year pause due to a shortage of lethal injections.

Death row inmates are still allowed to choose the method of execution between firing squad or lethal injection if both options are available.

While the drug is not yet available, the state has decided to continue with firing squad option as Senator Dick Harpootlian argued that this method was “least painful” for the prisoners.

“The death penalty will be in the law here for a while,” says Harpootlian. “If we’re going to have it, it has to be humane.”

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According to officials, renovations costing $53,600 were made to the state’s death row.

The room now includes a metal chair with a stopper in the corner, where prisoners would sit if they chose to be executed by firing squad.

That chair 15 feet from a wall had a hole through which three shooters would fire their weapons.

State officials created protocols for executions in which the three shooters, all agency employees, would have rifles loaded with live ammunition.

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Once approved by the state Supreme Court, 35 state prisoners on death row will choose their preferred method of execution for their death sentence.

South Carolina is one of eight states that still use electric chair and will become the fourth unit to authorize firing squads.

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