Indiana has helped states with execution drugs

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - A spokesman for Indiana's prison system says it has helped other states dealing with shortages of legal injection drugs but doesn't expect any troubles itself.

Department of Correction spokesman Doug Garrison tells WIBC-FM he can't go into the details, but confirms Indiana has assisted states facing shortages of the drugs. He says Indiana last did so a couple years ago.

Many European drugmakers have stopped selling drugs used in lethal injections in the American prison system because they oppose the death penalty.

Garrison says Indiana has enough of those drugs on hand to carry out a death sentence if the state Supreme Court sets an execution date.

Thirteen convicted murderers are on Indiana's Death Row, but only one is near the point of exhausting his appeals.


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