Last updated on: 1/27/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

UPDATED: Historical Timeline – History of the Death Penalty

UPDATED: Historical Timeline – History of the Death Penalty – On Jan. 21, 2011, the sole US maker of sodium thiopental, the anesthetic used in lethal injections in 35 states, announced it would stop manufacturing the drug. Read about Hospira, Inc.’s exit from this market and the entire history of the death penalty from 1700 BC to the present.