#Unconventional: Do We Bring Back the Guillotine? Really?

Before you dismiss the idea, consider this exposition of why the guillotine, when compared to lethal injection or electrocution, is the lesser of evils. Simultaneously, it may be the quickest, least painful way to impose death while still satisfying whatever sense of retribution motivates us to impose it in the first place. Furthermore, both lethal injection and electrocution undermine any effort to harvest donated organs for transplant because lethal injection destroys the organs through respiratory arrest and hypoxia, while electrocution does the job more swiftly than that. Apparently, even the physician who created the modern three-drug-injection protocol, which is used federally as well as in all or nearly all states, has long supported doing something else, if we do anything at all.

Ratings and Reviews

The National Trial Lawyers
Mani Dabiri American Bar Foundation Emblem