Death Row Last Meal (Indiana Department of Corrections)

Curtis Waltman filed this request with the Department of Correction of Indiana.


From: Curtis Waltman

To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Indiana Access to Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

Policies and procedures pertaining to the last meal before the execution of death row inmates.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 7 business days, as the statute requires.


Curtis Waltman

From: Bugher, Bob

This is the procedure in Indiana:

If the condemned offender wishes to receive a special meal, he will be permitted to order his choice of food (within reason, based on availability and legality) seven (7) days prior to execution. This meal will be eaten thirty-six (36) to forty-eight (48) hours before the execution and is to be consumed in one sitting, not exceeding four hours. Any leftovers will be removed from the cell and discarded. The condemned offender is to have nothing to eat or drink past 12:00 p.m. on the day of the execution. A limited amount of water will be permitted in order to take oral medication.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions at this time.


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