At the core of the issue is a debate about which matters more, the comfort of prisoners or that of the people who watch them die. A major obstacle to change is that alternative methods of lethal injection, though they might be easier on inmates, would almost certainly be harder on witnesses and executioners.
No word on plans to develop a special felon-sized Crusta-Stun, or Avure HPP. Somehow, the thought of using hydrostatic pressure processing in a penal context makes me wonder what the Spanish Inquisition would have been like if Ferran Adria had been involved.
More practically, as long as we are discussing murdering murderers, and murdering lobsters, wouldn't it be possible to inject a lobster, with say, Long Island Iced Tea, and kill it that way? Just asking.
*For the record, TGC opposes capital punishment in all cases. How come? Sacco, Vanzetti, Dreith, Denkinger, just to name a few reasons.