Followup in Death Row Inmate FOIA for Lethal Injection Data

A recent court case involving death row inmates who filed a FOIA request for documents about lethal injection drugs continues in Arkansas.

A circuit court ruled last months that the states’ open records law did not apply to the inmates’ request for documents relating to “the origin, history of quality of the drugs the state will use to execute them.”

But the Associated Press reports that:

[T]he inmates say Kilgore’s order did not mention their request for judgment about the release of documents under the state’s new lethal injection law.

The Legislature enacted the new lethal injection law this year after the state Supreme Court ruled in 2012 that lawmakers had given the Correction Department too much control.

Arkansas doesn’t have any pending executions.