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OKLAHOMA CITY — Attorney General Scott Pruitt announced Wednesday Oklahoma had secured 20 new doses of the drug used in executions.

A dwindling supply of the drug was putting Oklahoma in a bind.

The shortage didn’t really impact capital punishments in our state but it did prompt court filings from death row inmates who wanted to stop their impending death sentence.

Pruitt said it is essential the state be able to provide justice for victims’ families and fulfill a constitutional duty to carry out sentences recommended by jurors.