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A recent report from the Death Penalty Information Center stated that while the nation seems to be rethinking the death penalty, Missouri has actually increased its number of executions and even overtaken Texas with the highest per-capita execution rate. Missouri and Texas combined have carried out the last 15 executions in the nation, but recently even Texas has slowed down. 

In 2009, Missouri ranked 49th out of the fifty states in per-capita spending on indigent defense. Missouri was assessed in 2012 by the American Bar Association and found to have numerous failings in their execution process, including illegally obtaining the highly controversial lethal injection drugs. Read more here.

Comprehensive report on the state of the death penalty in the U.S. and the use of the controversial lethal drugs here.

September 16, 2015

Missouri is Bucking the Trend

A recent report from the Death Penalty Information Center stated that while the nation seems to be rethinking the death penalty, Missouri has actually increased its number […]
September 16, 2015

Execution Day Stopped for Richard Glossip: Sister Helen Prejean Speaks on His Behalf

Just before noon on the day of his execution, a court of appeals granted Glossip a stay of execution until September 30. Glossip’s case has recieved […]
September 10, 2015

Earl Ringo Executed Sept. 10

Despite serious questions about its justice system, Missouri carried out the ultimate punishment. Earl Ringo was executed on September 10th for the 1998 murders of Dennis Poysner and […]
September 2, 2015

All Lives Matter: NAACP Leader Highlights Racial Justice Problems in Nunley Execution

The State of Missouri executed Roderick Nunley on September 1, pronouncing him dead at 9:09 p.m.  Roderick Nunley, 50, became the sixth death row inmate to be […]