The Takeaway: Arkansas Delays Multiple Executions

Apr 17, 2017

On Friday, a judge in Arkansas halted the scheduled executions of seven death row inmates. The executions were scheduled to begin today and be carried out over 11 days. The men had been fast-tracked because the state's supply of the controversial drug, midazolam, is set to expire at the end of the month.

Sarah Whites-Koditschek, a reporter for Arkansas Public Media, has been covering the lengthy court proceedings and explains what's next.

 

The lethal injection room at San Quentin State Prison.
Credit The Takeaway