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By James Roxbury
Monday May 12, 2014 at 9:52 am

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette has reported that death row inmate Richard Poplawski filed Right to Know request for information related to the types of drugs used for conducting executions.


From the Post-Gazette.

Poplawski, an inmate at the State Correctional Institution Graterford, Montgomery County, filed a request under the state's Right to Know Law on Jan. 21, asking the Department of Corrections for "procedures and protocols for conducting executions, including types of drugs [and] chemicals, current inventory, expiration dates, and suppliers [and] providers."

His request came five days after the botched Jan. 16 execution of Ohio death row inmate Dennis McGuire, who reportedly gasped and convulsed -- and took more than 24 minutes to die -- after being given a new and untested combination of lethal injection chemicals.

By Kate Giammarise / Post-Gazette Harrisburg Bureau.

Poplawski was tried in Dauphin County and was sentenced to death in 2011.

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