When state officials voted to close Nevada State Prison in Carson City, they lost the state's one and only execution chamber. Now we have more than 80 people on death row and nowhere to carry out the sentence. The governor wants $700,000 to build a new execution chamber. State Sen. Tick Segerblom opposes it, and wants the state to study the costs associated with carrying out the death penalty. We'll talk to him, and to Assemblyman John Hambrick, who supports the governor's budget request, about the death penalty in Nevada.
The gentlemen did not address a significant component in the issue of prisons and the death penalty - the corrections officers charged to care for persons who in many cases have ceased to be human in any ways but the most basic (toileting, etc.) I have a son - nearly 5 years an officer in a neighboring state - who will never be the same after what he has experienced, and the inmates he has to deal with on a daily basis at work. The pay is shameful. Legislators do not care; they only deal with big money - and the bigger and more contributory to their campaigns the better! They disgust me as a group.Maggie McLaughlin –Feb 25, 2013 10:16:54 AM