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Speaker questions moving execution chamber from Carson City to Ely

Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas, made clear Friday she has serious issues with the governor’s plan to build a new execution chamber at the Ely State Prison. “We’re going to take a serious look at it,” she said. The plan is in the budget for $692,289, which Kirkpatrick said could be better spent on other serious needs. The proposed budget would convert part of the administration building at Ely State Prison to handle executions by lethal injection, replacing the old gas chamber in the now-closed Nevada State Prison in Carson City. Director of Corrections Greg Cox said the …

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