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Proposal would move execution chamber to Ely

Public Works Manager Gus Nunez on Thursday recommended a capital improvement projects budget that includes building a new execution chamber at the Ely State Prison.

The historic execution chamber is the former gas chamber at the now-closed Nevada State Prison in Carson City. Experts have said under new court rulings it may well be impossible to conduct future executions in Carson and, at present, there are more than 100 inmates on death row in Nevada.

Director of Administration Jeff Mohlenkamp said one major security advantage of building a new chamber in Ely is that those inmates are all housed there, …

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