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Death Penalty Information Center

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Death Penalty: Missouri to Use Propofol, Which Killed Michael Jackson, As Some Raise Concerns

    With execution dates now set for two men on death row in Missouri, the state is on track to be the first to use the drug propofol for the administering of the death penalty. Propofol, a sedative thrust into the spotlight with the death of Michael Jackson, is unchartered territory when it comes to ca ... More >>

  • News

    May 3, 2006

    How Does It Feel?

    Recent lawsuits puncture the veil of secrecy surrounding lethal injection

  • News

    December 15, 2004

    Uncomfortably Numb

    Lethal injection looks painless and peaceful. On Missouri's death row, appearances can be deceiving.

  • News

    August 16, 2000

    Killer Campaign

    When the Benetton clothing company dared to humanize death-row inmates in a $20 million ad campaign, Attorney General Jay Nixon threw a fit. Then he played right into their hands and sued them.

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