Missouri will move ahead with two planned executions despite efforts in Europe to block the common anesthetic propofol from being used in the procedure, Gov. Jay Nixon said Monday.
Missouri’s current prison population is 31,400 inmates, just about 100 inmates less than operating capacity. Corrections Director George Lombardi says they are ready to handle what courts send them.
“We don’t have a gas chamber,” he said. “I don’t want to get into it.” Missouri Director of Corrections George Lombardi also refused to weigh in Tuesday.