Austin Sarat

Austin Sarat

Austin Sarat is Associate Provost and Associate Dean of the Faculty and Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science, Amherst College

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Jim Wilde (L) and his son Wilson view the electric chair nicknamed "Old Sparky" on display at the Texas Prison Museum in Huntsville, Texas on December 7, 2002. The chair, in service from 1924 through 1964, was used to execute 361 prisoners. (Photo: Paul Buck/AFP via Getty Images) Views
Saturday, December 05, 2020
Trump's Plan to Revive the Gallows, Electric Chair, Gas Chamber, and Firing Squad Recalls a Hideous History
The way the federal government can kill death row prisoners will soon be expanded to ghoulish methods that include hanging, the electric chair, gas chamber and the firing squad. Set to take effect on Christmas Eve, the new regulations authorizing an alternative to lethal injections – the method...
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