3rd Leuchter Report

 3.000 SCOPE.

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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