Great moments in American justice
“State can make inmate sane enough to execute
The New York Times says the federal appeals court in St. Louis ruled yesterday that officials in Arkansas can force a prisoner on death row to take antipsychotic drugs to make him sane enough to execute.” <From a newsletter from The Independent>
Excuse me, but has this country just gone completely mad? It is ok to FORCE someone to take meds so they can be “well” enough to execute? This is Monty Python meets Kafka after the lunatics took over the asylum.