California Is Now Free to Execute Inmates Again

Friday, Sep 24, 2010  |  Updated 4:45 PM PDT
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California Is Now Free to Execute Inmates Again

San Quentin has a new lethal injection wing.

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A federal judge has cleared the way for California's first execution since 2006 after the state revised its lethal injection procedures.

      Corrections officials have scheduled the execution of Albert Greenwood Brown for next Wednesday. This after the state's famed San Quentin prison gave a preview of its new leathel injection chambers.
     
U.S. District Court Judge Jeremy Fogel said Friday that Brown's execution could move ahead. He cited the state's extensive efforts to address the court's concerns that the previous lethal injection procedure was unconstitutional.

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