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Volunteering for Execution at Ely State Prison

Christopher Hill,
Capital Punishment Project
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March 7, 2008

The ACLU National Prison Project has filed suit in Nevada because the abhorrent medical care at Ely State Prison. This prison houses all of Nevada's death row inmates. Ten of the last 12 people executed in Nevada waived their rights to appeal and "volunteered" to die. It is likely that the lack of medical care at the facility is directly connected to the high rate of volunteerism in the state. ACLU Capital Punishment Project Staff Attorney Brian Stull discusses this issue in a podcast (MP3).

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