Missouri Department of Corrections
The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled early Wednesday that Missouri could proceed with Franklin’s execution, just hours after a lower court blocked it.
Convicted serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin is running out of legal options to stop his scheduled execution.
“As Governor, my interest is in making sure justice is served and public health is protected,” Nixon said in an emailed statement.
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.
Tom Clements served for more than three decades in the Missouri Department of Corrections.
“Well, you know, the children of incarcerated parents are 7 times more likely to go to prison than other kids.”
The revelation came less than a month after it started a new process which runs the names of unemployment benefit recipients against a list of state inmates.
Prisoners have raised more than 50-tons of vegetables and fruits for the needy.
Currently the Missouri Department of Corrections houses more than 30,000 inmates.