Examining The State Of The Death Penalty In Missouri

Jan 9, 2014

Before November 2013, the state of Missouri had executed two inmates over the past six years. Then, near the end of the year, two inmates were executed within three weeks of each other, and both executions used a controversial new drug protocol.

Critics question the way the state is carrying out executions, including the way the state obtains its lethal drugs. With courts still considering critical legal issues as another execution date nears, will the Department of Corrections keep pressing ahead?

Brian Ellison tackles the current state of the death penalty with assistance from Chris McDaniel who has written several articles on the topic.


  • Chris McDaniel, Political Reporter for St. Louis Public Radio