Want to know the ins and outs of killing in Tennessee, and to make your voice heard? At 5 p.m. Monday, May 7, what is billed as an emergency citizens event will be held at the Belcourt to discuss the newly released "Report on Administration of Death Sentences in Tennessee." In the words of filmmaker Molly Secours, whose clemency video "Deadly Silence" will be shown at the event, the night will feature experts who can "reveal window dressing the TDOC has used to cover up the still shabby state of Tennessee's execution guidelines."
Also speaking will be Terry Workman, brother of death row inmate Philip Workman, whose life currently hangs in the balance. This from Secours:
A few days ago the TDOC hosted a well under publicized event billed as
their invitation to the public to discuss the lethal injection
protocol. The announcement came out two days prior to the event and was
placed on the Tennessean website. On the day the event occurred the
Tennessean had a hard copy notice. It was to be a three hour meeting.
Very few people found out about it, the attendance was sparse and it
ended in under an hour. Those who found out about it later were furious
that something so important was treated as an insignificant matter.
This Emergency Citizens Event is in response to the meeting the TDOC and
governor hoped would go unnoticed.