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Execution Botch Device

Implant to protect against a successful first execution attempt.
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Some countries/jurisdictions will not execute a prisoner twice (as in, after a badly botched attempt.) Consider a covert implant that prevents a given type of execution method from working properly, at least for a while. For example, an electric chair might be shorted out by implanting under your skin a network of highly shielded (electrically and thermally except at the ends) cables that would rout the current around sensitive body parts and short the chair. Or suppose a device that detects a Lethal Injection and releases antidote. Or, an artificial bone in the neck that prevents hanging (fanciful, true.) Anyways, you can't defend against every single method, but ideally the government that sentences you to death would let you choose the method and would not execute you twice, as is the case in some places.
dsm, Jun 15 2001

Sorry, urban legend. http://www.snopes.com/legal/second.asp
"There is no legal basis for requiring that a criminal sentenced to death go free if the first attempt to execute him fails." [egnor, Jun 15 2001, last modified Oct 04 2004]

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Alternatively, have identical siblings with super powers. [bungston, May 23 2011]

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       See link. Sorry, won't work. Also note that you're hardly the first to think of using this to get off (see reference to the story of the prisoner who developed a "tolerance" to electricity -- complete nonsense, of course).
egnor, Jun 16 2001
  

       can the poster indicate in what jurisdictions this thesis is valid?
WcW, May 23 2011
  
      
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