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Capital Punishment In The United States

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“What we all agreed on was that if you’re going to have the death penalty, it ought to be done right,” said former Gov. Brad Henry, who helped lead the review. “It ought to be done in a way that, as best we can, ensures no innocent person is ever put to death by the state of Oklahoma.”

Document: Oklahoma Death Penalty Review Commission full report

VIDEO: Former Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry discusses Death Penalty Review Commission report

The Republican-controlled state Legislature gave final approval to the proposal Tuesday night, with lawmakers billing it as a backup plan as states struggle to find execution drugs amid a nationwide shortage.

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