Missouri Fought For Years To Hide Where It Got Its Execution Drugs. Now We Know What They Were Hiding.
The state of Missouri did everything it could to keep secret where it got the drugs it used to put 17 inmates to death. Now, BuzzFeed News has discovered the supplier is a pharmacy repeatedly found to engage in hazardous practices that could put patients — and convicts — at risk.
After Botched Execution, Arizona Agrees To Never Use A Controversial Sedative Again
The state has agreed to stop using midazolam, a drug similar to valium that was linked to several botched executions in recent years. Without the drug, the state has few options on how to go forward with lethal injections.
Oklahoma Hired A New Warden After Botches, But Considered Execution Experience Irrelevant
After a string of execution mistakes and resignations, the state is replacing the personnel key to carrying out the death penalty in Oklahoma. But state officials say they view execution experience as "immaterial" in the hiring.
Alabama Execution Halted After Supreme Court Allows Lower Court Order To Stand
Vernon Madison was scheduled to be put to death Thursday, but a federal appeals court put the execution on hold due to concerns that he is not competent to be executed. The Supreme Court, on a 4-4 vote, later denied Alabama's request to lift the stay of execution.