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Henry Rollins Direct from the Death Chambers

Henry Rollins is visiting 50 states with a politically-themed talk show, “Capitalism,” culminating with an election-eve performance in Washington D.C. on November 5th. This two-month tour stops in each state capital. We thought disinfonauts would like to check out episode no. 23, in which Henry visits Missouri State Penitentiary. With help from Bill Green, who used to be a guard at the Penitentiary, Henry discovers the cells, the grounds, and even where 35 inmates were given their death sentences.

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Missouri is the U.S. Meth Capital, Again

Breaking BadWalter White has some serious competition. Chad Garrison writes in the Riverfront Times:

​Missouri has once again been ranked as the nation’s biggest meth-producing state based on the number of drug labs busted last year.

According to Missouri Highway Patrol figures published in the Post-Dispatch, law enforcement seized 1,774 meth labs in 2009 — up 20 percent from the 1,487 confiscated in 2008.

Missouri outpaced the No. 2 state — Indiana — which had 1,096 meth lab busts in 2009. Jefferson County, Missouri, led the state with 227 labs confiscated last year.

The news comes as Missouri legislature considers a bill that would require pseudoephedrine — the key ingredient for meth — to be sold only as a prescription.

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