2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 15 - Criminal Procedure
RS 15:569 - Place for execution of death sentence; manner of execution

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 15:569 (2018)

§569. Place for execution of death sentence; manner of execution

A. Every sentence of death executed in this state prior to September 15, 1991, shall be by electrocution, that is, causing to pass through the body of the person convicted a current of electricity of sufficient intensity to cause death, and the application and continuance of such current through the body of the person convicted until such person is dead. Every sentence of death imposed in this state shall be executed at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Every execution shall be made in a room entirely cut off from view of all except those permitted by law to be in said room.

B. Every sentence of death executed on or after September 15, 1991, shall be by lethal injection; that is, by the intravenous injection of a substance or substances in a lethal quantity into the body of a person convicted until such person is dead. Every sentence of death imposed in this state shall be executed at the Louisiana State Penitentiary at Angola. Every execution shall be made in a room entirely cut off from view of all except those permitted by law to be in said room.

C. No licensed health care professional shall be compelled to administer a lethal injection.

D. The provisions of the Administrative Procedure Act, R.S. 49:950, et seq., shall not apply to the procedures and policies concerning the process for implementing a sentence of death.

Amended by Acts 1956, No. 143, Acts 1956, Ex.Sess., No. 18, §1; Acts 1990, No. 717, §1; Acts 1991, No. 159, §1; Acts 2010, No. 889, §1.

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