TERRE HAUTE, IN: PR teams for the Federal Bureau of Prisons (FBOP)
and the Department of Justice have been preparing for the media frenzy
that will accompany the execution of convicted Oklahoma City bomber
The execution is set for May 16 at the US penitentiary in Terre
Both teams have been busy registering on-site journalists, and are
holding a media orientation program this week.
All PR work is being done internally.
FBOP's Web site includes a map of the execution facility, and a detailed
description of the actual execution procedure.
'We will be holding regular news briefings starting six hours before the
execution at 6am,' said Marybeth Cully, a FBOP spokesperson.
Ten members of the media will be allowed to witness the execution, as
well as 10 people related to the victims. A closed-circuit TV broadcast
will also air in Oklahoma City to accommodate the many victims who are
not able to attend the execution.
Entertainment Network is still awaiting final word about its bid to Web
cast the execution.