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§ 4305. Witnesses to execution

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 61 Pa.C.S.A. Prisons and ParoleEffective: October 13, 2009

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 61 Pa.C.S.A. Prisons and Parole (Refs & Annos)
Part III. Inmate Confinement (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 43. Execution Procedure and Method
Effective: October 13, 2009
61 Pa.C.S.A. § 4305
§ 4305. Witnesses to execution
(a) List of witnesses.--No person except the following shall witness any execution under the provisions of this chapter:
(1) The chief administrator or his designee of the State correctional institution where the execution takes place.
(2) Six reputable adult citizens selected by the secretary.
(3) One spiritual adviser, when requested and selected by the inmate.
(4) Not more than six duly accredited representatives of the news media.
(5) Such staff of the department as may be selected by the secretary.
(6) Not more than four victims registered with and selected by the victim advocate.
(b) Witnesses.--The secretary may refuse participation by a witness for safety or security reasons. The department shall make reasonable efforts to provide victims with a viewing area separate and apart from the area to which other witnesses are admitted.
(c) Confidentiality.--The identity of department employees, department contractors or victims who participate in the administration of an execution pursuant to this section shall be confidential.


2009, Aug. 11, P.L. 147, No. 33, § 7, effective in 60 days [Oct. 13, 2009].
61 Pa.C.S.A. § 4305, PA ST 61 Pa.C.S.A. § 4305
Current through the end of the 2023 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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