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FEATURING JESSICA BRAND – The state of Arkansas has been racing to kill 8 death row inmates by lethal injection before its stores of a particular drug expire. Court orders have blocked four out of the 8 executions.

So far three men named Ledell Lee, Jack Jones and Marcel Williams have already been execution. Jones and Williams were killed on Monday – it was the first time in 17 years in the entire nation that a double execution was carried out. The fourth, Kenneth Williams is scheduled to die on Thursday night.

This grisly spate of state killings has drawn national attention once more to the American death penalty.

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Jessica Brand, Legal Director of Fair Punishment Project, an initiative of Harvard Law School.

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