Idaho is the latest state to permit execution by firing squad


Idaho Gov. Brad Little delivers his 2023 State of the State address at the Idaho State Capitol in Boise in January. A new law allows executions by firing squad if no lethal injection drugs are available.

Four other states — Mississippi, Oklahoma, Utah and South Carolina — also currently permit executions by firing squad, according to the nonprofit Death Penalty Information Center.

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