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Have you been involved with a state or federal execution? We want to hear from you

Guard towers surround the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., where the federal death row is located.
Tannen Maury
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Guard towers surround the federal prison in Terre Haute, Ind., where the federal death row is located.

More than 1,000 people have been executed in the United States since 1976. If you, or someone close to you, was involved in carrying one of them out, NPR would like to hear from you.

Maybe you were one of the officers on the execution team who strapped the person sentenced to die to the chair in the death chamber. Maybe you were the warden, doctor or chaplain in the room. Maybe you were the executioner. Maybe you are currently employed by a state preparing for a future execution.

NPR would like to learn about how doing that job has impacted you. You may choose to remain completely anonymous when the story airs, but please provide your contact information below so that a reporter may follow up with you soon.

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Chiara Eisner
Chiara Eisner is a reporter for NPR's investigations team. Eisner came to NPR from The State in South Carolina, where her investigative reporting on the experiences of former execution workers received McClatchy's President's Award and her coverage of the biomedical horseshoe crab industry led to significant restrictions of the harvest.

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