|FOR:||Members of the press|
|FROM:||C. J. Drake, director of public affairs|
|DATE:||December 1, 2000|
|RE:||Executions of Edward Castro and Robert Glock|
Death Row inmate Edward Castro has declined any interviews with the press prior to his execution by lethal injection at 6:00 pm on December 7 at Florida State Prison (FSP).
Death Row inmate Robert Glock is to be executed by lethal injection at 6:00 pm on December 8 at FSP. Glock has exercised his option under DOC policy to be interviewed by a news media representative of his choice, and he voluntarily chose the St. Petersburg Times. The Times has designated a reporter to conduct the interview, which is scheduled for 2:00 pm on December 6. The interview shall not exceed one hour.
Press witnesses and reporters covering the executions must park their vehicles in the press staging area across the road from FSP at all times. Please do not enter the grounds of FSP. Press witnesses for the executions must meet me in the staging area at 5:00 pm. From there they will be transported by official vehicles into the prison.
The press witness list will be closed at 12:00 noon the day before the execution. Substitutions - including substitute alternates - must be called in to the public affairs office at (850) 488-0420. We won't accept substitutions called in after then.
Press witnesses will be provided with note-taking materials prior to the execution. No cell phones, pagers or pocketknives are allowed inside FSP. Witnesses must dress appropriately. No tank tops, t-shirts, shorts or sandals may be worn. Witnesses must carry photo identification. Everyone is subject to search before entering FSP.
Reporters interested in the condemned inmate's crime, trial, appeals or his life in general are urged to research those issues in advance. DOC may not be able to answer press inquiries that are not directly related to his stay on Death Row or the execution process.
For a description of execution by lethal injection, including the chemicals used, refer to the Florida Supreme Court's opinion in Sims vs. Florida, March 3, 2000, page 19, footnote 17. It can be found at www.flcourts.org (go to press page, then to Supreme Court press information, then to archived documents.)