Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction


Media Advisory
For Immediate Release:  August 21, 2001


(Columbus)--- The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) has changed the time of executions.  Executions were previously scheduled at 9:00 p.m.; future executions will be carried out at 10:00 a.m.

The reasons for changing the time are as follows:

        Consolidating the execution to a single shift decreases overtime costs

        Carrying out the execution during normal business hours allows for better communication with and availability of various stakeholders, as well as less disruption to normal prison operations

For more information, contact the DRC Office of Public Information at (614) 752-1150.