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McVeigh Moved To Death Row

July 14, 1999size>
Oklahoma City bomber Tim McVeigh and 19 other prisoners facing federal death sentences have been moved to a new death row outside this western Indiana city.

The U.S. Penitentiary, a few miles southwest of Terre Haute, will house all men under federal death sentence, said Dan Dunne, a spokesman for the U.S. Bureau of Prisons. The inmates were transferred Monday from several different states and arrived by plane and bus throughout the day.

"It just worked like clockwork," said Harley Lappin, warden of the Terre Haute facility.

The penitentiary contains the only federal death chamber. Equipped for lethal injections, it was completed in 1995 and contains a 50-bed death-row unit.

McVeigh was sentenced to death two years ago for the April 1995 Oklahoma City bombing that killed 168 people. At the time, he became the 14th person sentenced to die under the relatively new federal death penalty law.

He had been held at a federal prison in Florence, Colo.