S.C. Senator Presented Bill To Bring Back Lethal Injection

The lethal injection solution for execution has not been an option in South Carolina for over 10 years due to the lack of being able to secure the drug.

South Carolina Republican State Senator Greg Hembree, has presented a bill that would allow companies that produce drugs used in lethal injections, to remain anonymous.

The lethal injection solution for execution has not been an option in South Carolina for over 10 years due to the lack of being able to secure the drug.

Many drug companies fear of having their identity’s revealed as a creator of drugs used in the death penalty solution because it would ruin their reputation.

Hembree pre-filed a bill titled the “Shield Law” that would bring back executions by lethal injection in South Carolina by preventing public backlash against the drug providers.

There are currently 36 inmates on death row in the state of South Carolina. Due to not being able to secure the injection drugs, firing squad and electrocution are the only options available.

Hembree argues that if the bill is put into place, it would increase the possibility that drug companies would comply and start providing again.

The bill is set to be referred to the Committee on Corrections when the general assembly returns.