- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Nevada Department of Corrections says it will move forward with construction of a new execution chamber despite a shortage of lethal injection drugs.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (https://bit.ly/1TGtyeQ ) that the pharmaceutical company Pfizer recently became the last manufacturer of Food and Drug Administration-approved lethal injection drugs to stipulate that its drugs cannot be used for execution.

Corrections department spokeswoman Brooke Keast says the state still plans to build the execution chamber at Ely State Prison. State lawmakers approved the $858,000 project in 2015.

In a statement, Keast said access to the drugs could change at any time and the department should be prepared to carry out a court order to execute.


Information from: Las Vegas Review-Journal, https://www.lvrj.com

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide