Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction
MEDIA ADVISORY FOR SCHEDULED EXECUTION OF ROMELL BROOM
The Ohio Department of
Rehabilitation and Correction (DRC) Public Information Office will be accepting
credentials/identification information from media outlets that are planning to
cover the execution of inmate Romell Broom, #187-343 (
There are two forms of
identification that need to be submitted (one
picture ID) and a letter (on
affiliate letterhead) from the news organization you represent. This
letter should include your home address, as well as your work and home telephone
numbers. A list will be generated from the information received and you
will be cleared only after completing this process.
You must have the same credentials with you at
the site. The
There will be no access to
other areas of the prison. Movement will be limited to and from the
Immediately following the execution, the official spokeswoman from DRC will make a formal announcement regarding the time of death. Following that statement the pool reporters and media witnesses will hold a briefing. A written transcript of the inmate’s final statement will be provided at the conclusion of the briefing. No further interviews with DRC staff will be conducted. No one will be permitted to leave the center until the briefings have been concluded.
Each affiliate will be
permitted two persons in the
A mult-box will be provided. Each media outlet should bring proper equipment. DRC will supply media witnesses to the execution with paper, pens and pencils.
Per DRC’s media policy, a radio pool reporter will be selected by DRC for the execution and the Ohio Legislative Correspondents Association will select a print reporter. The Director of DRC will select a television pool reporter through a lottery system comprised of the four major news affiliates.
This information is subject to change. For further information please contact the DRC Public Information Office at (614) 752-1150.