This Death Penalty World Map from Wikipedia:
illustrates an important point, that the U.S. is the only first world country that still intentionally and legally executes its own citizens in the name of justice.
Oklahoma would now like to use a drug formerly used only on animals to carry out the death penalty. You can listen to the full story on NPR.
Okla. Considers Using Vet Drug To Execute Inmate by Kathy Lohr