Georgia Department of Corrections
Brian Owens, Commissioner
Director of Public Affairs
Contact: Office of Public Affairs (478) 992-5248
STATE OF GEORGIA
For Immediate Release
Forsyth – Condemned murderer Emmanuel Hammond is scheduled for execution by lethal injection at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 25, at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. Hammond was sentenced to death in 1990 for murder in Fulton County.
Media witnesses for the execution are: Greg Bluestein, The Associated Press; Andrew Holt, Atlanta Jewish Times; and Josh Green, Gwinnett Daily Post.
Hammond requested a last meal consisting of fried chicken, french fries, corn on the cob, jalapeno peppers, mint chocolate chip ice cream and cherry limeade.
There have been 48 men executed in Georgia since the U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the death penalty in 1973. If executed, Hammond will be the 26th inmate put to death by lethal injection. There are presently 102 men and one woman 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 1/4 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 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday.