TN: State has few options for execution drugs

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February 7, 2011
The Tennessean    
Posted in News, PND News

"Tennessee has 86 inmates on death row but only enough drugs to execute eight of them. A nationwide shortage of a key drug used in lethal injections is causing a criminal justice quandary in the 35 states that had relied on sodium thiopental as the first in a three-drug cocktail used in executions. The sole U.S. company that had provided the drug will no longer produce it. Tennessee was able to get a small stock of the drug in October, but the Department of Correction won't say how." (02/07/11)



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