|FOR:||Capital Press Corps|
|FROM:|| C. J. Drake, director of public affairs|
|DATE:||January 26, 2000|
In response to numerous press inquiries regarding how the Department of Corrections plans to implement lethal injection as a method of execution, the following information is provided.
Secretary of Corrections Michael Moore has ensured that the department is fully prepared to carry out lethal injection. Secretary Moore, in his previous position as director of the South Carolina Department of Corrections, has broad experience in supervising executions by both electrocution and lethal injection. In anticipation of the recently dismissed U.S. Supreme Court review of the constitutionality of the electric chair, and Governor Jeb Bush having signed legislation implementing lethal injection as an alternative method of execution, Secretary Moore has ordered the department to take the following steps:
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