Officials in Arkansas plan to execute seven death row prisoners over 11 days this month.
The rush to the gurney has been blamed on the state’s supply of the lethal injection drug midazolam, which is set to expire this month. The state does not have a replacement, and controversy over the drug has made it more difficult to obtain as companies refuse to sell it. Midazolam has been linked to botched executions in Arizona, Ohio and Oklahoma.
The Department of Corrections has scheduled the executions to take place between April 17 and April 27. The deadly marathon will mark the first time in more than a decade that anyone has been put to death in the state.
These are the men facing execution.
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