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May 23, 2013
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Nevada death chamber not moving to Ely

The state’s execution chamber is staying in Carson City. Lawmakers on Wednesday rejected Gov. Brian Sandoval’s plan to move it from the historic Nevada State Prison to Ely. Sandoval had proposed the move because the prison has been shut down except for the death chamber and license plate factory there, and because death-row inmates are housed at Ely. Lawmakers balked at the $692,289 cost of building an execution chamber in the administration building at Ely State Prison. They also pointed out that no inmates among the nearly 100 on death row are close to using up all their appeals, so …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated May 24, 2013 12:12PM Published May 23, 2013 06:11PM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.