Final Twenty-Four Hours to Execution
(1)An up-to-date log will be maintained on all execution related events which occur during the final 24 hours.
(2)The Assistant Director for Programs or his/her designee will work with the Assistant Superintendent, Program Services to ensure that a medically trained individual will prepare and secure the necessary syringes with the lethal solutions. The necessary back-up syringes with the lethal solutions will be prepared and secured separately. This equipment and solutions will be provided to the Assistant Superintendent of Security or his/her designee for secure storage.
(3)The Assistant Director for Programs or his/her designee will work with the Assistant Superintendent, Program Services to ensure that a medically trained individual will be available to insert an intravenous catheter(s) into an appropriate vein(s) of the condemned inmate.
(4)The Superintendent will distribute written orders that all employees selected for special assignment duty will report to the institution at the designated time.
(5)The execution camera monitoring system shall be tested by the Physical Plant Manager or designee.
(6)The Assistant Superintendent of Security will ensure that:
(a)All living units will be checked regularly;
(b)All towers will be posted;
(c)The reception desk staff will be provided with a list of the approved visitors and witnesses; and
(d)Escort officers will be identified for moving witnesses and visitors to the execution area.
(7)The emergency telephone lines to the execution room will be checked at 6:00 p.m. and again at 9:00 p.m. Beginning at 9:30 p.m., they will be tested every half-hour until 11:30 p.m.
(8)Approved Witnesses and Designated Media Representatives:
(a)Upon entering institution grounds, approved witnesses will remain in a designated staging area under staff supervision. Designated media representatives will remain in the Media Center until directed by staff to move to their designated staging area.
(b)At the appropriate time, witnesses and media representatives will be properly identified, pass through the metal detector, be frisk searched and have the back of their right hand stamped.
(c)Note pads, and pens or pencils issued by the institution to approved witnesses and media representatives will be the only items/equipment permitted inside the secure perimeter of the institution.
(d)The Department of Corrections Communications Manager will be stationed at the Media Center and will be the Department’s contact person with the media.
(9)The Assistant Superintendent of Programs or his/her designee will be assigned to the Administration Building and will be responsible for screening calls to the institution and ensuring that no unauthorized persons enter the institution.
(10)The Assistant Superintendent of Programs or his/her designee will establish radio contact with the officer-in-charge of the unit housing the execution room to ensure that messages can be conveyed in the event that the institutional telephone line or the emergency telephone lines become inoperable.
(11)At 11:30 p.m., the Assistant Superintendent of Security or his/her designee will confirm the accurate time for the clock used to conduct the execution.
Rule 291-024-0060 — Final Twenty-Four Hours to Execution,