Although Kansas has not carried out an execution since 1965, the state has had guidelines in place for the past decade on how to proceed when one is carried out.
Former Secretary of Corrections Charles Simmons explained in the article why, for example, an execution would be carried out in Lansing while death sentences inmates are held in El Dorado.
“The decision to house capital inmates at one prison and execute them at another was made to benefit staff members who take care of those prisoners on a long-term basis, then-Kansas Corrections Secretary Chuck Simmons told The Topeka Capital-Journal in 2001.”
An execution is something that has a certain amount of impact on all of the staff who participate.
– Charles Simmons, 2001.
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