Colbert on Tennessee's Secret Executions
New laws allow some states to keep information about executions from the public.
Facing a shortage of lethal execution drugs in recent years, some states have turned to controversial substitutes to continue executing death-row inmates. In this segment, Stephen Colbert of "The Colbert Report" tackles Tennessee's new law -- which is similar to ones in Georgia, Missouri and Oklahoma -- that allows the state to keep information about capital punishment from the public, including the type of drug they plan to use. More on Tennessee's unprecedented push for executions here.
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