DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTION
James B. Hunt, Jr., Governor
Joe Hamilton, Acting Secretary
|Patty McQuillan, Director of Public Information (919) 733-4926|
Execution Media Advisory
Monday, March 22, 1999
Death row inmate James David Rich is scheduled for execution Friday, March 26, at 2 a.m. at Central Prison in Raleigh. Rich was convicted Aug. 28, 1995 in Greene Superior Court for the murder of 45-year-old Paul Sanford Gwyn, an inmate at Eastern Correctional Institution.
Media who need to photograph the death watch area and the execution chamber in Central Prison may do so Monday, March 22 at 10 a.m. This will be the only time news media will be allowed into the execution chamber before the execution.
Newspaper, television and radio reporters and photographers should be at Central Prison's visitor center promptly at 10 a.m. Media should bring a photo I.D. and media identification. Warden James B. French will explain execution procedures. The session will last one hour.
Reporters who plan to attend should call the Department of Correction Public Information Office at 919-733-4926.
James David Rich is among 190 inmates on death row. Rich has fired his attorneys and has refused media interviews.
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