Hanging has been utilized as a mode of execution for as long as can be remembered. More people have been sentenced to death by hanging than any other form of execution. Hangings are a very simple procedure yet there have been more botched executions by this method than by any other (Leuchter 2) Some of these problems include, many times the hangings took forever for the victim to die, they were decapitated, and even in some cases hangings took more than one drop to kill the victim. Executions by hangings are cruel and unusual according to the 8th amendment and should be eliminated.
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