After a five-year pause, Oklahoma will resume executing inmates on death row. The state put a hold on lethal injections after several botched executions; in 2014, an inmate flailed on the gurney after being injected by the drugs, and a year later, another inmate was executed with an unapproved drug. During a press conference Thursday, Gov. Kevin Stitt (R), Attorney General Mike Hunter, and Oklahoma Department of Corrections Director Scott Crow said the drugs midazolam, vecuronium bromide, and potassium chloride would be used in the executions, and they have a source for all three. These are the same drugs that were used in the earlier bungled executions. There are 47 inmates on Oklahoma's death row.
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