New Federal Execution Chamber

Jackie Northam of member station WBEZ reports on the new execution chamber at the U.S. Penitentiary at Terre Haute, Indiana, where the first federal execution in more than 36 years could be carried out soon. The federal government began transferring death row inmates to the facility in July, including convicted Oklahoma City bomber Timothy McVeigh.

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