[Deathpenalty]death penalty news --- MISSOURI
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Tue Apr 12 20:43:24 CDT 2005
death penalty news
April 12, 2005
Reporters Get First Look At New Missouri Execution Room
As the state prepares to execute convicted killer Donald Jones on April
27th, reporters get their first look at Missouri's new death chamber.
Last month, the state announced it was moving the execution site from the
Potosi Correctional Center to a new maximum-security prison in nearby Bonne
Prison officials say the new prison was built with the execution chamber in
mind. There are key distinctions.
Witness areas are more spacious, now allowing easier access for
wheelchairs. The inmate holding cell near the chamber now has a shower. The
inmate strapped to the gurney no longer will be able to see witnesses for
the state and for the victim's family through the glass.
(source: AP / KSDK)
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