"Over the years, we’ve seen a pattern emerge with the Missouri Department of Corrections: When they choose to keep public information a secret, it’s often because they have something to hide. Today, we understand why they have fought so hard to keep Missourians from knowing where they get their execution drugs.

It says a lot that the only way the state can execute people is to find a pharmacy with significant professional and ethical shortcomings willing to take part in such uncivilized work.

We should be ashamed that the Missouri Department of Corrections continually violates professional and ethical standards, then covers it up by denying the public’s right to know the dirty details of how it does business.”

-- Tony Rothert, Legal Director, ACLU of Missouri

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