Good point I mean what are they afraid the guy may die from an infection?! I think they do it just to keep people from saying, "look how mean and cruel the state is, they do not even use sterrel needles and alcohol swabs". Either way I don't guess it matters I mean buying new disposable needles are cheaper than having to clean and sterilize them yourself. I mean the time that goes into cleaning them, then if the needle has a barb on it, well that has to be filed down. It is just a cost effective way of doing it. I say use a bullet and be done with it. Or give them a choice a cyanide capsule to take them self or a bullet to take in the head. I mean I am for capital punishment I do not think that people should suffer. It would be cheaper if we went to using bullets. The cyanide I am not so sure of. I do know it is an effective way to kill someone. The just do it out of respect for the soon to be dead killer. I mean when you think about it he/she is getting better treatment than they gave their victim's. Not meaning to sound rude but I am pro-capital punishment. There are some who can not live in society and should be taken out of this world. I would say that the gloves are not sterile gloves, but the needle is, that is more or less because it is just cost effective.