Saturday, July 23, 2011

Andrew DeYoung Eats Next-To-Last Last Meal

Here's another question we're frequently asked; if an inmate gets a stay of execution after their last meal is served, do they get another last meal before the real execution?  It depends on the timing.  There have been many times when a person was served their last meal then waited weeks or months for their execution following a last-minute appeal.  In most of these cases, a second last meal was allowed.  Not so with Andrew Grant DeYoung, executed in Georgia a few days ago.  DeYoung ate his requested last meal--pizza, bread sticks, vanilla ice cream, strawberry preserves, and grape juice--but then his execution was delayed for 24 hours while various legalities were untangled.  Because the delay was so short, DeYoung wasn't allowed to order another last meal the following day, and he dined on the regular prison fare of chicken and rice, peas, turnip greens, cornbread, a brownie, and tea.

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