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April 30, 2013
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Nevada State Prison preservation bill heard in Senate

Supporters of converting the historic Nevada State Prison into a museum, archaeological dig, a movie set or even a bed-and-breakfast asked the Senate Government Affairs Committee’s support Monday. Assembly Bill 356 by Assemblyman Pete Livermore, R-Carson City, would give the Nevada State Prison Preservation Society group the next two years to flesh out a plan for preserving the prison, which was closed down a year ago. Livermore said they want to ensure that the prison doesn’t fall into disrepair. NSP was operated continuously from 1862 — two years before statehood — until 2012. Former Director of Corrections Glen Whorton said …

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