Arkansas Department of Correction continues with execution protocols

After a weekend filled with legal challenges over the state’s plan to execute 7 men in 10 days, one Arkansas death row inmate is now at the Cummins unit.

The Cummins unit is where the Arkansas Department of Corrections is preparing to go through with an execution Monday night that is currently on hold.

According to officials, death row inmate Don Davis is the only man to have been transferred to the Cummins unit.

Davis’ exact schedule for the day is confidential but as part of the death protocol, he will be meeting with counsel and a spiritual advisor. Authorities say a last meal has also been arranged.

In terms of who will be attending the execution itself, an inmate may only have their counsel and a spiritual advisor as a witness.

Three witnesses from the media will also be attending the execution: one representing the electronic media, one representing the print media, and one from te associated press.

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge and Governor Hutchinson plan to meet Monday to discuss what options they have to continue with the execution schedule that is set.

Bruce Ward, the second inmate who was scheduled to be executed Monday night, had a stay granted in his case by the Supreme Court.

Rutledge has also filed motions in that case as well.

Swati Sharma

SWATI SHARMA is an editor at “On Breaking”. She is a very enthusiastic journalist and has worked for many Esteemed Online Magazines and Celebrity Interview, thus gaining a huge experience before joining the team at On Breaking. She is a great combo of intelligence and passion, which adheres in her write-ups done for the website. She is specialises in Headline, Business and Entertainment.

You may also like...