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Tennessee Brings Back the Electric Chair
Nashville, TN (CBS 2/FOX 28) - The governor of Tennessee has made a controversial decision on execution.
Last month authorities in Oklahoma were scheduled to execute a prisoner but the drugs officers put into his system didn't work properly. He died later of a heart attack.
That's caused several states to look at their practices.
Thursday, the governor of Tennessee signed a bill into law allowing the state to send death row inmates to the electric chair in instances where the state cannot obtain drugs for lethal injection.
The last time an execution by electrocution was carried out was in 2007 but that's only because the inmate chose to die that way.