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Oklahoma will not review execution protocol

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The state of Oklahoma is saying they will not change the way they execute inmates.

Two inmates in Oklahoma were said to have complained as lethal injection drugs entered their bodies, but that's not stopping the state from standing behind their practices.

A spokesman for the Oklahoma Department of Corrections says their protocol was appropriate, and they have no plans to change it. During executions this month, one inmate was said to have said he felt his "whole body burning."

Another complained of a metallic taste in his mouth. Oklahoma uses two drugs in it's lethal injection process, a sedative used to stop breathing, and another to stop the heart.

Lethal injection have been making headlines recently, some say are a cruel and unusual punishment.

Recently in Ohio their lethal injection has made news after an inmate gasped for nearly 20 minutes.

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