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Are Death Row Prisoners in the US Being Literally Tortured to Death?

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Death on Trial (2008): Are Americans growing weary of the death penalty as a means of punishment? For similar stories, see: Is The United State's Capital Punishment System Equal? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0dTLCedm9iw These Children Were Orphaned By China's Brutal State Executions https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5eA8f9nRPU The Shocking Truth About Yemen's Death Row Kids https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qUo16UkIF0Q Subscribe to journeyman for daily uploads: http://www.youtube.com/journeymanpictures For downloads and more information visit: http://www.journeyman.tv/film/3906 Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/journeymanpictures Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/JourneymanVOD https://twitter.com/JourneymanNews Follow us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/journeymanpictures According to doctors, lethal injection - America’s favourite form of execution - is an inhumane, agonising way to die. “"Lethal injection is a charade”," states surgeon Jonathan Groner. ”Prisoners can suffer excruciating pain”. Lethal injection consists of a combination of three drugs. The first one is meant to put the inmate in a coma. The second paralyses all muscles and the third, potassium chloride, causes cardiac arrest. If administered incorrectly, it results in a long and agonizing death. “"We are sort of burning someone at the stake”," states Groner. Most of the prison wardens who administer the drugs have no medical training. Michael Manning witnessed the botched execution of his brother'’s killer, Joseph Clark. “We heard real bad moaning and groaning. You could tell he was in pain.” "It took Clark an hour and a half to die. “His head would come up, tongue out, like he was gasping for air”." In recent years, there have also been a series of high profile exonerations, shaking America’'s confidence in the death penalty even further. In some states, exonerations outnumber executions. "“The death penalty is the dirtiest, filthiest thing we do in this country”," states one former warden. “It’'s got to be stopped”." Production Company – Ref. 3906 Journeyman Pictures is your independent source for the world's most powerful films, exploring the burning issues of today. We represent stories from the world's top producers, with brand new content coming in all the time. On our channel you'll find outstanding and controversial journalism covering any global subject you can imagine wanting to know about.