Death Row Inmate Poked 11 Times in Execution Attempt

Alabama Department of Corrections

A death row inmate experienced excruciating pain after officials tried ELEVEN times to find a unable vein to administer the lethal injection. The Alabama Department of Corrections ultimately called off the execution attempt on February 22. 

The inmate, Doyle Lee Hamm, had papers filed on his behalf this week asking a federal judge to block the state from trying to execute him again. According to the doctor's report, the execution attempts were so painful that Hamm begged medical staff to 'get it over with' and that because of all the needle pokes his lymph nodes in his right groin are infected and he now is at risk for post-traumatic stress disorder. 

“This went beyond ghoulish justice and cruel and unusual punishment,” Hamm's lawyer, Bernard Harcourt, wrote in a Columbia Law School blog post. “It was torture." 

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