For Immediate Release Justice 360’s Response to South Carolina Department of Corrections Implementing Firing Squad March 22, 2022 – Columbia, S.C. – On Friday, March 18, 2022, the South Carolina Department of Corrections (SCDC), through Attorney General Alan Wilson, notified the Supreme Court of South Carolina that it is now able to carry out executions… Read More →
We are pleased to announce the release of our 2020 Annual Report. Our report includes updates about Justice 360’s work on death row and extreme juvenile sentencing cases. The report also contains updated data on the administration of South Carolina’s death penalty, including data about sentencing, executions, geography and race. We invite you to learn… Read More →
February 24, 2021 – Yesterday, the House Judiciary Committee voted 14-7 to make electrocution the default for an execution if lethal injection drugs are unavailable. Bill H. 3755 now goes to the House floor while a similar bill is on the Senate floor.
February 19, 2021 – The House Judiciary Committee scheduled its hearing on bill H. 3755 for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. H. 3755 proposes to make electrocution the only method for carrying out an execution in South Carolina if the director of the Department of Corrections (SCDC) certifies lethal injection is not “available”… Read More →
February 11, 2021 – House Bill H. 3755 – Death by Electrocution or Lethal Injection – passed the Constitutional Law Subcommittee. They gave the bill a favorable report sending it to the full House Judiciary Committee for debate and a vote on whether to send it to the House floor. H. 3755 proposes to make electrocution… Read More →
February 3, 2021 – SC Senate Bill 200 – Death by Electrocution or Lethal Injection – was polled out of committee yesterday, with no opportunity for public comment or committee debate. S 200 will be considered on the Senate floor today at 11:45 a.m. S 200 proposes to make electrocution the only method for carrying… Read More →