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Old 02-14-2012, 12:12 PM
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Default TX executions threatened

Texas, the powerhouse of the death penalty in America which last year executed more than twice the number of prisoners than any other state, is running out of supplies of lethal drugs and may be incapable of carrying out further death sentences beyond June.
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Old 02-14-2012, 06:55 PM
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One just has to wonder what they'll resort to next. But this is great news.
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Old 02-15-2012, 05:33 AM
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It seems that the state wants to keep it's plans secret:

"Specifically, Clark said, a state Supreme Court ruling last July could have changed the situation. The case, filed by the Austin American-Statesman and other newspapers, sought travel vouchers for the governor's security detail under the Texas Public Information Act."

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And I take that as a "Yup. We're running out but we don't want to admit it."
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Old 02-16-2012, 03:41 AM
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TDCJ spokesman Jason Clark said the agency could not disclose more information on the subject because of a ruling in the case the Texas Department of Public Safety vs. Cox Texas Newspapers, which protects public disclosure of highly intimate facts, but he did issue a statement on The Guardian’s report.

“There are several inaccuracies in the Guardian article; however, consistent with past practice, the agency will only confirm that we have enough drugs on hand to carry out all scheduled executions,” Clark said.
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My guess would be they will find another sedative to put the condemmed to sleep. Nothing will stop the execution machine in the US it is too popular with the uneducated masses. If they get desperate I would bet they would return to the Electric Chair if they have to. Executions and this mass imprisonment will ONLY stop when people hit the streets in mass numbers and vote in a more sensible government
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Ummm sorry to say Texas is not running low or out. There are many drugs proven to work for L.I. Real soon it will be a single drug used. As for it ever being voted out I don't see that ever happening. S.D just past a law to speed things up. I see other states following them.
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Ummm sorry to say Texas is not running low or out. There are many drugs proven to work for L.I. Real soon it will be a single drug used. As for it ever being voted out I don't see that ever happening. S.D just past a law to speed things up. I see other states following them.
Yes. They are discussing propofol, the drug many hospitals used to replace sodium thiopental (and is the same drug that killed Michael Jackson). However... Teva Pharmaceuticals out of Israel, the main supplier, quit making it. Hospira isn't making it at the moment. So...

But yes, Texas is running low. They said it themselves. They have enough to cover those scheduled. That's it.
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Just read in the Austin American-Statesman this morning that Texas has been stock piling what they need for lethal injections.
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It's hard to say what they have. The article says:
"A year ago, facing a possible shortage of key drugs needed to keep the nation's busiest execution chamber in business, Texas prison officials appear to have purchased tens of thousands of dollars worth of the lethal drugs, new disclosures by state officials reveal."

But TX won't disclose where the drugs are from or what medical use they have. The full article is here.
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the company i work for regularly handles shipments for this company they purchased their supplies from. when i go to work monday i will see who they receive shipments from.


-- here's a list of the 'injectables' that they supply: http://www.mypss.com/MyPSS/catalog.d...rand=allBrands

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..."state prison officials late Friday disclosed that they have enough lethal drugs on hand to carry out as many as 23 executions.
The agency also said Friday that it does not prepare backup doses of the lethal drugs for each execution, as state officials have long said policy requires."

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