Weekly Report from the Board Meeting at Holman Prison 11.16.16
Federal Judge Watkins may allow Alabama to change its lethal injection method for the Dec. 8 execution of Ronald B. Smith."Because Mr. Smith has pled it and offered the option as viable, readily implemented and available, defendants (Alabama) have accepted the offer," Watkins writes in his order. “All the parties agree that midazolam is available, it is feasible, it is readily implementable, and it is not risky with regard to unnecessary pain and suffering”.