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How activists are blocking states from getting execution drugs

Illustration: Rebecca Zisser / Axios

Arkansas is set to execute its fourth death row prisoner in a week today, with four more executions on hold. But activists who oppose the death penalty have made these executions more difficult by cutting off states' access to drugs needed for lethal injections.

Popularity: Approval of the death penalty is at the lowest it's been since the 70s, according to Gallup's poll.