February 28, 2024

A doctor at the centre of the capital punishment debate

Dr Carlo Musso explains why he cooperates

Emergency physician Carlo Musso is the President of CorrectHealth, a Georgia-based company with 400 employees which provides medical care for prisons. Although her personally opposes capital punishment, he believes that he should participate in executions to provide “end of life comfort measures”. “Instead of a carcinoma, that individual’s dying of a court order,” he says.

In this short video from the New York Times, he explains why he persists, despite vehement objections from lobby groups and medical professional bodies.

Since 1976, 69 prisoners have been executed in Georgia. In 2016, nine were executed, the most recent on December 6. 

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