MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The execution of Alabama death row inmate Joe Nathan James Jr. (the condemned) is set for 6 p.m. on July 28, 2022, at the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Atmore, Alabama.
Media authorized to witness the execution will be determined as follows:
• One reporter from the Associated Press
• Two print reporters, including one from within or closest to the county of conviction (Jefferson County). If more than one agency from this county is present, witness privileges will be determined by draw.
• Two broadcast reporters, including one television or radio reporter from a station located within or closest to the county of conviction (Jefferson County). If more than one agency from this county is present, witness privileges will be determined by draw.
If your news agency is planning to cover the execution, please email Public Information Manager Kelly Betts by 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 26, at Kelly.Betts@doc.alabama.gov. If you do not receive a confirmation email by 4 p.m. on July 26, please call 334-242-1931.
Only media representatives who provided advance notice to the department of their planned attendance in accordance with these instructions, and who received a subsequent confirmation email from the ADOC Public Information Office, will be permitted access to ADOC premises.
Media representatives will check in at the Holman entrance and obtain a media badge before reporting to the ADOC Media Center located at: Fountain 3800, Atmore, Alabama, 36503. Representatives should arrive to the Media Center no later than 4:30 p.m. All representatives will be required to present valid identification upon admission to the Media Center, including their name, phone number(s), and news agency contact information.
No electronic, photographic, mechanical, or artistic paraphernalia will be permitted inside the witness room. All other media will be required to remain in the Media Center.
At approximately 6:30 p.m., ADOC officials, along with family members of the victim and condemned, if willing, will return to the Media Center for comment. The Media Center will close promptly at 8 p.m.
Temperatures may be taken as part of an ongoing Covid protocol.
LOCATION AND PHONE NUMBER
ADOC Media Center – Fountain 3800, Atmore, AL 36503
William C. Holman Correctional Facility Entrance – 866 Ross Road, Atmore, AL 36502
Phone Number: 334-320-2478