On Wednesday, South Carolina lawmakers held hearings about bringing back the electric chair for when lethal injection isn’t available for prison inmates sentenced to the death penalty. According to local media, South Carolina allows inmates on death row to choose between lethal injection or the electric chair. However, its been almost 10 years since a prisoner elected to die by electrocution. Of the 29 people executed in South Carolina over past twenty years, just two have opted for the electric chair.
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