TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 15, 2019
Death row inmate Donnie Edward Johnson does not want a special last meal before his scheduled execution tomorrow and instead says wants his supporters to donate meals to the homeless, the Tennessean reports. Johnson's attorney, federal public defender Kelley Henry, said Johnson's decision was a tribute to executed Tennessee inmate Philip Workman, who had requested that the allotted $20 for his last meal in 2007 go toward vegetarian pizzas for a local homeless shelter. In that case, Workman's supporters sent pizzas on his behalf. Johnson, who is scheduled to die tomorrow at 7 p.m., will instead eat whatever the general population gets at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution.