On 29 November, the Tennessee Supreme Court granted a stay of execution in the case of Stephen West, who was due to be put to death on 30 November. The stay is to provide more time for litigation to continue on the constitutionality of Tennesseeâ€™s lethal injection procedures
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Good News! - USA: Richard Glossip Granted Stay of Execution (UA 192/15)
On 30 September the Governor of Oklahoma issued a 37-day stay of execution for Richard Glossip minutes before he was due to be killed, after the prison department revealed it did not have one of the drugs required for the lethal injection. The state Attorney General has now obtained indefinite stays of execution in this and two other cases.
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