Lethal Injection

Missouri Department of Corrections Adopts New Drug for Execution Protocol
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — The Missouri Department of Corrections announced today that it has adopted a new one-drug execution protocol, using pentobarbital, which will be administered intravenously. This replaces propofol, which the department had intended to use in future executions. The change became necessary due to concerns about the use of propofol for this purpose.