The old electric chair is being kept in storage, and the new lethal injection chamber has been completed at the Nebraska Penitentiary in Lincoln. Members of the media were given a tour of the facility and allowed to photograph what Director of the Department of Corrections Bob Houston calls the Execution Table. Houston says members of the execution team are well prepared.
“When we practice and we study for this process, we made certain that the plant that you saw, the equipment that we have,the procedures that we have, the protocol that we have is in line with the practices that we think we need to be successful.”
Houston says the room is ready for an execution as soon as the chemicals arrive. The last execution in Nebraska happened 13 years ago.