Thursday, January 5, 2012


Nevada State Prison, parts of which date back to the 1860s, is being shut down early next week. I photographed the facility a few year's ago for the New York Times. I wasn't able to show prisoners—which made the assignment much more difficult—but it was cool to walk the grounds (with a guard).

A two-man cell.

The prison is home to Nevada's execution chamber (above) and license plate factory.
For the time being, both will remain.