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The Fight Continues

New regulation will limit window to appeal executions Even though the voters reinstated capital punishment, the struggle is not ended. The Department of Correctional Services has modified the execution protocol, attempting to make it easier to carry out executions. The final regulation approved by Attorney General Peterson and Governor Ricketts allows the Director of Correctional Services to decide what drugs to use for the lethal injection procedure, rather than specifying the drugs in advance. The inmate to be executed will be informed only 60 days before the execution date, allowing minimal time to file any appeal. The regulation as approved will be posted on the Secretary of State’s webs

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