Texas prison system running out of execution drug

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They say everything is bigger in Texas!

But apparently, we are too big when it comes to the amount of executions. Once again, supply can’t meet up with demand. And by demand, we mean the drug used in lethal injections.

A spokesman for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice says the state will run out of phenobarbital in September.

Supposedly, the drug is really hard to get. Manufacturers don’t seem to want to make the stuff with all the controversy behind it.

The state is now looking for alternatives. But the last time they switched drugs, the cost of each injection went from about $80 to $1,200.

The stat’s got at least seven executions scheduled before the year is over. Maybe those guys will get a little more time on their sentences.