The scope of this report includes a physical inspection and quantitative
data obtained at the death House (Parchman, Mississippi) at the Mississippi
Department of Corrections, first hand operational information supplied
by operating personnel and the investigator's own personal knowledge and
work in the field.
3.001 Utilizing all of the above data, the investigator has limited
the focus of this study to the development of a criteria package for the
understanding, design, fabrication and use of execution gas chambers. This
package is intended for use by those persons and scholars who would study
the history and use of execution gas chambers and will enable the user
to apply the aforementioned criteria to alleged existing gas execution
facilities throughout the world and to make a scientific determination
if any facility was ever used for, or could ever have supported the function
of a homicidal execution gas chamber.
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