LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky's execution protocol is now
public after the U.S. Supreme Court ordered its release as part of
a case challenging lethal injection.
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule by June whether the
protocol passes constitutional muster.
The protocol had been kept secret until Wednesday, when an
edited version was filed publicly on order from the high court.
Kentucky's lethal injection protocol is similar to that used in 35
The 16-page protocol details everything from rules for visiting
an inmate once an execution order has been signed to how to reverse
an execution if it is halted once the drugs have started flowing.