Texas bans all chaplains from entering execution chamber

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either allow all inmates to have a religious advisor of their choice in the chamber or allow none to have an advisor in the chamber. Under the new protocols TDCJ chaplains will be available to the inmates until they are transferred to the execution chamber. either allow all inmates to have a religious advisor of their choice in the chamber or allow none to have an advisor in the chamber. Murphy converted to Buddhism while incarcerated since the Rev. He explained that Texas was discriminating by only allowing chaplains of certain faiths in the execution chamber. the state of texas has banned all prison chaplains from its execution chamber days after the u. Supreme Court ruled that the state was violating an inmates rights by not allowing a Buddhist chaplain into the death chamber with him. The high court last week halted the execution of Patrick Murphy because the department did not allow him to have a Buddhist chaplain in the room with him at the time of his scheduled death. The state only allows prison employees in the death chamber and only Christian and Muslim clerics are employed with the state. During executions a chaplain will often stand at the feet of the prisoner and rest a hand on his leg mouthing silent prayers

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