December 28, 2017
FILE - In this file photo, Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin speaks during a news conference in Oklahoma City. Fallin said she has confidence in officials to develop new protocols, but acknowledged the challenge the state faces in acquiring the lethal drugs. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
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Oklahoma, a state with one of the busiest death chambers in the country in recent decades, will enter its third year without an execution in 2018 while prison officials and state attorneys fine tune its procedure for putting condemned inmates to death.