Missouri Department of Corrections http://news.stlpublicradio.org en In Light Of Investigations, Inmate's Lawyers Ask Courts To Stay Execution http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/light-investigations-inmates-lawyers-ask-courts-stay-execution <p>Despite possible or pending investigations into how the state carried out executions by the state auditor, the legislature, two state Boards of Pharmacy, the Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. attorney’s office, the state of Missouri has shown no signs of holding off on next week's execution.</p><p>Lawyers representing inmate Herbert Smulls are hoping the courts will stay his execution for 60 days, so that some of these investigations can play out. Smulls is scheduled to be put to death on Jan. 29 for the 1991 shooting of Stephen and Florence Honickman.</p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:37:32 +0000 Chris McDaniel 33165 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org In Light Of Investigations, Inmate's Lawyers Ask Courts To Stay Execution Missouri Lawmakers Call For Investigation Into State's Execution Method http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-lawmakers-call-investigation-states-execution-method <p><em>Updated 1/14/14 4:43 pm with news of scheduled hearing and Speaker Tim Jones' response.</em></p><p>Several state lawmakers are calling for an investigation into how the Missouri Department of Corrections has carried out executions in the previous months.</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 03:15:19 +0000 Chris McDaniel 32897 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Lawmakers Call For Investigation Into State's Execution Method Inmates' Lawyers Ask Mo. Board Of Pharmacy To Act Before Execution http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/inmates-lawyers-ask-mo-board-pharmacy-act-execution <p>Lawyers representing death row inmates have filed a complaint with the Missouri Board of Pharmacy, citing St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon’s investigation from earlier this week.</p> Thu, 02 Jan 2014 20:11:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel 32715 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Inmates' Lawyers Ask Mo. Board Of Pharmacy To Act Before Execution Investigation: Missouri's Execution Drug Source Raises Legal, Ethical Questions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/investigation-missouris-execution-drug-source-raises-legal-ethical-questions <p><em>In an investigation spanning the past few months, St. Louis Public Radio and the Beacon has discovered&nbsp;<em style="line-height: 1.5;">the state of Missouri may be ignoring its own laws in carrying out the death penalty by buying execution drugs from a pharmacy not licensed to do business in Missouri.</em></em></p> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 06:54:23 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Véronique LaCapra 32644 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Investigation: Missouri's Execution Drug Source Raises Legal, Ethical Questions Missouri Inmates Grew 163 Tons Of Produce In 2013 http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/missouri-inmates-grew-163-tons-produce-2013 <p>Prison inmates in Missouri set a new record this year for growing produce for food pantries and other nonprofits across the state.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Restorative Justice Garden Program oversees gardens at 20 prisons and three probation and parole facilities in Missouri.&nbsp; <a href="http://doc.mo.gov/index.php">Department of Corrections</a> <a href="http://doc.mo.gov/OD/index.php">Director George Lombardi</a> says inmates grew 163 tons of produce this year, a new record.</span></p> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 03:04:54 +0000 Marshall Griffin 32546 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Missouri Inmates Grew 163 Tons Of Produce In 2013 Mo. Moving Forward With Executions, Despite Secrecy Over Drug Supply http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-moving-forward-executions-despite-secrecy-over-drug-supply <p>A month ago, St. Louis Public Radio <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-nixon-halts-execution-using-controversial-drug-why-change-plans">reported</a> on the questionable manner in which the state of Missouri got ahold of its potential execution drug. Now Missouri has a new plan to go ahead with two upcoming executions, but&nbsp;the process is anything but open.</p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Updated 11/14/13 3:24 p.m.</span></em></p> Thu, 14 Nov 2013 10:24:00 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Véronique LaCapra 31422 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. Moving Forward With Executions, Despite Secrecy Over Drug Supply Execution Drug Sources No Longer Public After Mo. Rule Change http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/execution-drug-sources-no-longer-public-after-mo-rule-change <p>Two weeks ago,&nbsp;Gov. Jay Nixon <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-nixon-halts-execution-using-controversial-drug-why-change-plans" target="_blank">instructed the Missouri Department of Corrections</a> to come up with a new procedure for carrying out lethal injections.</p><p>On Tuesday, the department announced that it had chosen a new execution drug: pentobarbital. But the state also made a change that will end up making it harder, if not impossible, to know where the drugs come from.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:27:44 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Véronique LaCapra 30879 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Execution Drug Sources No Longer Public After Mo. Rule Change Gov. Nixon Halts Execution Using Controversial Drug - Why The Change Of Plans? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-nixon-halts-execution-using-controversial-drug-why-change-plans <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Friday, Governor Jay Nixon </span><a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/execution-using-controversial-drug-halted-missouri-governor-requires-different-injection-method" style="line-height: 1.5;">postponed the execution of an inmate</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> that was set for later this month. That execution was going to be carried out using </span>propofol<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a common anesthetic that has never been used in a lethal injection before. So why the change in plans?</span></p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 22:45:06 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Véronique LaCapra 30601 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Gov. Nixon Halts Execution Using Controversial Drug - Why The Change Of Plans? Mo. To Return Some Of Potential Execution Drug Supply, But Questions Remain http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-return-some-potential-execution-drug-supply-questions-remain <p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Updated 10/9/2013 6:42</em></p><p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.5;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:11pt;"><span id="docs-internal-guid-4bdd3cf8-9f8f-0da5-04d3-506781b788e4"><span style="font-size: 15px; font-family: Georgia; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); vertical-align: baseline; white-space: pre-wrap;">The Missouri Department of Corrections has announced that it will be returning some of its propofol to its supplier, as the company requested almost a year ago. </span></span></p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 16:20:01 +0000 Chris McDaniel & Véronique LaCapra 30527 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. To Return Some Of Potential Execution Drug Supply, But Questions Remain Governor Nixon: Europe Won't Block Missouri Executions http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/governor-nixon-europe-wont-block-missouri-executions <p>Governor Jay Nixon said Missouri will be moving forward with two executions later this year, in spite of objections from the American Civil Liberties Union and the European Union.</p> Fri, 04 Oct 2013 22:37:24 +0000 Véronique LaCapra & Chris McDaniel 30431 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Governor Nixon: Europe Won't Block Missouri Executions