Department of Corrections
Attorneys for a condemned Missouri inmate have asked a federal court to spare his life, claiming two top officials with the Department of Corrections lied under oath about use of the sedative midazolam in executions.
The European Union has strict regulations on the sedative drug propofol which could lead to the drug being unavailable to patients on a day-to-day basis if used in Missouri executions.
Two Missouri men’s prisons and two women’s prisons would be selected for the program’s trial.
With the prison population at an all-time high, the state needs the space at Tamms and Dwight, says state Treasurer Dan Rutherford.
Two major Illinois prisons and other facilities will stay open for at least another month after the arbitrator’s ruling.
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Gov. Pat Quinn says he is still awaiting the arrival of a bill that would reinstate an early release policy for non-violent criminals
The secrecy of the state Board was highlighted this year when Gov. Jay Nixon granted clemency to a man just days before he was to be executed.