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Florida requires no training for executioners

Kevin Begos of The Tampa Tribune reports that executioners in Florida "aren't required to have training, certification or any qualifications other than being at least 18 years old, according to Florida's interpretation of lethal injection guidelines." The Tampa Tribune received a copy of the state's execution guidelines through a public records request. The protocol is under review, and executions have been suspended since December, after it took over 30 minutes for prisoner Angel Diaz to die "because the lethal chemicals missed his veins."

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