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Lethal Injections in Louisiana (2015)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2015-07-17

Duration: 00:06:54

Subjects: Capital Punishment | United States. Supreme Court


  • Sanford, Shauna Host
  • Fontenot, Jodie Editor
  • Kappel, Cecilia Interviewee
  • Levy, Ken Interviewee


This segment from the July 17, 2015, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Shauna Sanford’s report on the status of the death penalty in Louisiana following the the United States Supreme Court’s ruling that lethal injections are constitutional. Sanford reports that Louisiana’s last execution was in 2010 and that there are 83 death row inmates at Angola. Her report focuses on the case of Christopher Sepulvado, whose execution has been delayed since 2014. She interviews Cecilia Kappel, an attorney for Sepulvado on civil rights matters, and Ken Levy, a criminal law professor at LSU.