Ready, Aim, Fire: South Carolina Approves Legislation To Bring Back Firing Squads

A guard tower stands above the Lee Correctional Institution, a maximum security prison in Bishopville, S.C. South Carolina has given the green light to firing-squad executions. State prison officials said Friday that renovations have been completed on the death chamber in Columbia to allow for a firing squad. (Sean Rayford, / AP)


South Carolina is ready to execute death-row inmates by firing squad, the state said Friday.

Last May, the state’s lawmakers approved death penalty legislation that gave inmates the option of selecting a firing squad as their method of execution.

In June, the South Carolina Supreme Court put the deaths of two inmates on hold because the state did not have procedures in place to offer that option, according to the Associated Press.

The state Department of Corrections told the state Attorney General’s office on Friday that everything was in place, according to the Greenville News. South Carolina has 35 inmates on death row.

The state’s Department of Corrections spent about $53,600 to create a place in its execution facility to shoot an inmate to death, according to Department of Corrections spokesperson Chrysti Shain.

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