Federal Executions At Terre Haute Prison To Remain On Hold

TERRE HAUTE, Ind.  – Executions at the federal prison in Terre Haute will remain on hold for now.

A lawsuit challenged the legality and constitutionality of the lethal injection protocol.

The government appealed the lower court’s decision in an effort to continue with the executions.

That injunction stops the executions set for this month and next month.

On Monday, an appeals court upheld a lower court’s preliminary injunction.

The death chamber at the Terre Haute prison is the only facility for federal executions in the country.