-KPCC-FM, February 8, 2011 by Julie Small and Mike Roe
Fogel found so many deficiencies in the state’s execution system that he issued a moratorium on lethal injections until California fixed some problems, starting with the death chamber’s design. “It was cramped, the lighting was poor, the delivery mechanism for the drugs was really long and convoluted,” says Ty Alper with UC Berkeley Law School’s death penalty clinic.
-KQED-FM, February 8, 2011 Host Cy Musiker
“The equipment that’s used, the chamber that’s used, and the people who’re conducting the execution are important. If the execution is not conducted in a professional way, then there’s a real risk that the person being executed will suffer excruciating pain.”