Billy Irick Execution Advisory

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | 12:40 pm

NASHVILLE - In accordance with state law, the Department of Correction is now accepting applications from recognized news organizations to serve as statutorily required witnesses for the scheduled execution of death row inmate Billy Irick. The execution is currently scheduled for 7 p.m. CST on January 15, 2014.

Seven media witnesses and two alternates will be selected by the Tennessee Department of Correction during an open drawing to be held at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution located at 7475 Cockrill Bend Boulevard, Nashville, Tenn. The drawing will take place Friday, December 20 at 10 a.m. CST.

How to submit an application:

1) Download and complete the media witness application form available on the media page of TDOC’s Website at http://tn.gov/correction/media/executions.html

2) FAX the completed form back to Brittany Carnahan at Riverbend no later than 4 p.m. CST on Wednesday, December 18 (FAX# 615-350-3400)

3) Save a copy of your transaction verification as confirmation that your FAX has been received.

The drawing will be conducted in accordance with the Rules of the Tennessee Department of Correction Adult Services Division, Chapter 0420-3-4, under the authority of TCA 40-23-116, which are available for review on the TDOC Website. Only one application will be permitted from each news organization.