Family of executed inmate sues over prolonged execution

Forbes.com report:

The mother of a condemned inmate whose execution took an hour longer than is typical sued the head of Ohio’s prisons Monday, asking the state to change the way it carries out death sentences.

It took almost 90 minutes to execute Joseph Clark in May 2006; executions last 20 minutes on average. The lawsuit said the execution amounted to unconstitutional cruel and unusual punishment.

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