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This March 22, 1995, file photo shows the interior of the execution chamber in the U.S. Penitentiary in Terre Haute, Ind. Executioners who put 13 inmates to death in the last months of the Trump administration likened the process of dying by lethal injection to falling asleep, called gurneys “beds” and final breaths “snores.” But those tranquil accounts are at odds with AP and other media-witness reports of how prisoners’ stomachs rolled, shook and shuddered as the pentobarbital took effect inside the U.S. penitentiary death chamber in Terre Haute, Indiana.
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Witnessing Executions

Over the course of the final six months of Donald Trump's presidential term, the administration carried out more than 13 executions.That's more than the federal government executed in the previous half-century combined. Reporter Michael Tarm witnessed 10 of those executions for The Associated Press, and his observations are at odds with what federal officials noted in their reports.

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