Board of Corrections to meet today to discuss drug issue

Ponca City Now - October 1, 2015 9:05 am

The Oklahoma Board of Corrections is set to meet today, one day after Gov. Mary Fallin issued a last-minute execution stay because the Department of Corrections did not have the correct lethal injection drugs.

The board will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday in McAlester. Department Director Robert Patton has been tight-lipped on why officials had potassium acetate instead of potassium chloride for Richard Glossip’s execution, which had been scheduled for Wednesday.

Fallin granted a 37-day stay for Glossip so the state can determine whether potassium acetate can be used or if potassium chloride is available.

Fallin’s office says the corrections department received the drugs Wednesday.


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