By Cassandra Stubbs, Director, ACLU Capital Punishment Project
Last night marked the first executions in this country since the horrifically botched execution of Clayton Lockett in April.
In case you've forgotten, it took Mr. Lockett over 40 minutes to die. He remained conscious, writhing in pain, as an experimental cocktail of lethal injection drugs failed to carry out their intended purpose.
And until last night, this country went seven weeks without subjecting someone to the same sort of medical experimentation.