AG: Prisons Can Keep Info About Execution Drugs Secret

In a reversal of his previous rulings, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott on Thursday decided that the Texas prison system can keep secret from the public information about pharmacies that provide execution drugs.

The ruling cited an assessment by the state Department of Public Safety that determined drug suppliers could be subject to “real harm."

In an interview with The Texas Tribune, DPS Director Steve McCraw confirmed Thursday that his agency has investigated threats made to pharmacies about lethal drugs provided to the state prison system’s execution.

“We did review threats that were made to pharmacies,” McCraw said. “It ...

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