Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

                                               NEWS RELEASE                                                     

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                        December 18, 2002

Ohio Prisons Director Donates Electric Chair to Ohio Historical Society

(Columbus)- The Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) will be donating the original electric chair to the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus.  On Thursday, December 19, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., media will have an opportunity to get file footage of the chair being removed from the Southern Ohio Correctional Facility (SOCF).  Please arrive at SOCF no later than 10:30 a.m. if you wish to participate. 

The Ohio Historical Society has not yet announced its plans to publicly display the chair.

For further information please contact the DRC Public Information Office at (614) 752-1150.

Directions to the Site: (From Columbus)

        Take 1-71 South to 1-270 to S.R. 23 South

        Follow S.R. 23 through Waverly to S.R. 728

        Turn East (left) on S.R. 728

The institution is on the right side of the road at the top of the hill.