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Lawmaker says Department of Corrections has not been "transparent"

Date: October 17, 2013
By: Hanna Battah
State Capitol Bureau

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Republican Senator Appropriations Committee Chair questioned Gov. Jay Nixon and the Missouri Department of Corrections after a halt on an upcoming execution.
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Wrap: Kurt Schaefer says the governor needs to create a dialogue with the general assembly to find means of carrying out executions.

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Description: I will work with the governor to get him whatever he needs to carry out his responsibility. He just needs to let us know what that is.
 

Nixon ordered the state corrections department to come up with a lethal injection alternative and intends to have a new execution date set for Allen Nicklasson.

Schaefer says the legal execution should be carried out as soon as possible.

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Description: As long as this process gets prolonged you are just prolonging the agony for victims’ families.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Hanna Battah.

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A Republican lawmaker questions the "transparency" of the Missouri Department of Corrections.
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Wrap: Republican Senator Kurt Schaefer says he doesn't know what the department will do to carry out the execution of Allen Nicklasson.

The Missouri Department of Corrections has not responded to repeated phone calls or emails in the past week, Schafer says the department's lack of communication has been a persisting issue.

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Description: They have not, as far as I know, they have not been transparent about you know how much Propofol they do have other than the shipment they returned.

Other states, including Ohio and Texas, have turned to private suppliers to prepare new batches of drugs for lethal injections.

Reporting from the state Capitol, I'm Hanna Battah.

 

 


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