NGO report

Behind the Curtain: Secrecy and the Death Penalty in the United States

By Death Penalty Information Center, on 1 January 2018

This report documents the laws and policies that states have adopted to make information about executions inaccessible to the public, to pharmaceutical companies, and to condemned prisoners. It describes the dubious methods states have used to obtain drugs, the inadequate qualifications of members of the execution team, and the significant restrictions on witnesses’ ability to observe how executions are carried out.

  • Document type NGO report
  • Themes list Transparency, Lethal Injection, Death Penalty,