missouri department of corrections http://kbia.org en Missouri schedules another execution http://kbia.org/post/missouri-schedules-another-execution <p></p><p>The Missouri Supreme Court has set an Aug. 6 execution for a St. Louis area man convicted of raping and killing a neighbor nearly two decades ago. Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:59:10 +0000 Associated Press 55445 at http://kbia.org Missouri schedules another execution Mo. prison program donates 163 tons of produce http://kbia.org/post/mo-prison-program-donates-163-tons-produce <p style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Verdana, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif, Geneva; font-size: 11px; line-height: 15px;">A Missouri prison program has donated a record 163 tons of fresh fruit and vegetables to food pantries, shelters, churches, nursing homes and schools this year.</p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 14:25:53 +0000 Associated Press 45338 at http://kbia.org Mo. prison program donates 163 tons of produce Mo. Moving Forward With Executions, Despite Secrecy Over Drug Supply http://kbia.org/post/mo-moving-forward-executions-despite-secrecy-over-drug-supply A month ago, St. Louis Public Radio <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-nixon-halts-execution-using-controversial-drug-why-change-plans">reported</a> on the questionable manner in which the state of Missouri got ahold of its potential execution drug. Fri, 15 Nov 2013 21:40:40 +0000 Chris McDaniel & VĂ©ronique LaCapra 43792 at http://kbia.org Mo. Moving Forward With Executions, Despite Secrecy Over Drug Supply Execution Drug Sources No Longer Public After Mo. Rule Change http://kbia.org/post/execution-drug-sources-no-longer-public-after-mo-rule-change Two weeks ago,&#160;Gov. Jay Nixon <a href="http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/gov-nixon-halts-execution-using-controversial-drug-why-change-plans" target="_blank">instructed the Missouri Department of Corrections</a> to come up with a new procedure for carrying out lethal injections.<p>On Tuesday, the department announced that it had chosen a new execution drug: pentobarbital. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:39:29 +0000 Chris McDaniel 42625 at http://kbia.org Execution Drug Sources No Longer Public After Mo. Rule Change Following Controversy, Missouri Selects New Execution Drug http://kbia.org/post/following-controversy-missouri-selects-new-execution-drug On Tuesday, the Missouri Department of Corrections announced that it had selected a new drug for upcoming executions: pentobarbital.<p>The change comes following criticism of the questionable methods Missouri had obtained the drug it had previously planned to use, as well as concern that its use could harm hospitals throughout the U.S. The state had planned to use a common anesthetic named propofol, which has never been used to carry out an execution.<p>All of the drug's manufacturers objected to this usage, and required suppliers to not sell propofol to departments of correction. Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:44:49 +0000 Chris McDaniel 42545 at http://kbia.org Following Controversy, Missouri Selects New Execution Drug Dept. of Corrections to return shipment of propofol http://kbia.org/post/dept-corrections-return-shipment-propofol <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>The Missouri Department of Corrections is sending a shipment of propofol back to the distributor, 11 months after the company urgently requested for the anesthetic to be returned.</p><p>Missouri plans to be the first state to use propofol in an execution on Oct. 23. The department says in a news release Wednesday that it has remaining inventory, but it doesn&#39;t say if enough remains for two executions scheduled in the coming weeks.</p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 22:13:27 +0000 Associated Press 41869 at http://kbia.org Dept. of Corrections to return shipment of propofol Columbia remembers Tom Clements http://kbia.org/post/columbia-remembers-tom-clements <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Friends and family gathered in </span>Woodcrest<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Chapel on Friday to honor the life of Tom Clements, the Colorado Department of Corrections executive director who was killed March 19.</span></p><p>Clements lived in Columbia for 27 years before moving to Colorado in 2011. He and his family attended Woodcrest for 15 of those years. Clements worked at the Missouri Department of Corrections for about three decades, working his way up from probation officer to director of the Division of Adult Institutions.</p> Fri, 05 Apr 2013 22:20:39 +0000 Harum Helmy 31591 at http://kbia.org Columbia remembers Tom Clements Slain Colorado prisons leader lived in Columbia http://kbia.org/post/slain-colorado-prisons-leader-lived-columbia <p>The shooting death of Colorado's top prisons official is resonating in Columbia, where the former Missouri Department of Corrections administrator raised a family and lived for decades.</p><p>Like many state government workers, Tom Clements commuted to Jefferson City from Columbia.<br>Former neighbor Chuck Headley says Clements was a serious bicyclist and devoted father whose job overseeing Missouri's 20 adult prisons didn't outwardly intrude upon their quiet suburban neighborhood.</p> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 13:17:46 +0000 Associated Press 30766 at http://kbia.org Bill calls for review of comparative cost of death penalty http://kbia.org/post/bill-calls-review-comparative-cost-death-penalty <p>Democrat State Senator Joe Keaveny introduced Senate Bill 786 Monday, which would require state auditors to compare the cost of the death penalty with other sentences. Tue, 14 Feb 2012 22:24:10 +0000 8804 at http://kbia.org Bill calls for review of comparative cost of death penalty