Georgia Department of Corrections
James E. Donald, Commissioner
Director of Public Affairs
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (404) 656-9772
For Immediate Release
Atlanta –Condemned murderer Troy Anthony Davis is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 23, at the Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia. Davis was sentenced to death in 1991 for the murder of a law enforcement officer.
Media witnesses for the execution are Greg Bluestein, Associated Press; Jan Skutch, Savannah Morning News; Candace McCowan, WJCL Fox28; Rhonda Cook, AJC; and Jon Lewis, WSB Radio.
Davis has declined a special last meal request and instead will be offered the institution’s meal tray, consisting of macaroni and cheese, pinto beans, green beans, lettuce and tomato salad, corn bread, fruit cobbler, and tea.
There have been 43 men executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1973. If executed, Davis will be the 21st inmate put to death by lethal injection. There are presently 106 men and one female on death row in Georgia.
The Georgia Diagnostic & Classification Prison is located 45 minutes south of Atlanta off Interstate 75. From Atlanta, take exit 201 (Ga. Hwy. 36), turn left over the bridge and go approximately ¼ mile. The entrance to the prison is on the left. Media covering the execution will be allowed into the prison’s media staging area beginning at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday.