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Apr 15, 2021

Arizona DoC Paid $1.5 Million for Execution Drugs While Facing a Budget Crisis

At a time in which the Arizona Department of Corrections is fac­ing crit­i­cism for crum­bling infra­struc­ture, sub­stan­dard med­ical care, and under­staffing, the depart­ment has spent $1.5 mil­lion to pur­chase the lethal-injec­tion drug pen­to­bar­bi­tal from an undis­closed source. The exor­bi­tant price, experts say, is a func­tion of the ques­tion­able use of the drug for non-med­ical pur­pos­es and the secre­tive nature of the transaction.