Follow Up – Approximate Timelines for Various Methods of Execution

 

Following up on the information from the video mentioned in Another Good Video, I’ve generated the following table of approximate times based on an execution scheduled for 6:00pm on May 12, 2015 – tomorrow evening as I write this.

Now, much of the timing here is speculation and educated guessing, but I think I’m not unreasonably off.  For what it is worth, this probably doesn’t account for the condemned fighting at every (or even some) of the cases – but it might.

Execution Date and Time 05/12/15 06:00 PM Method of Execution
Event Date and Time Relative to execution Hanging Electric Chair Gas Chamber Lethal Injection
05/11/15 06:00:00 PM -24:00:00 Transport to death house Transport to death house Transport to death house Transport to death house
05/11/15 07:00:00 PM -23:00:00 Contact Visits Begin Contact Visits Begin Contact Visits Begin Contact Visits Begin
05/11/15 11:00:00 PM -19:00:00 Contact Visits End Contact Visits End Contact Visits End Contact Visits End
05/12/15 12:00:00 AM -18:00:00 Lights out Lights out Lights out Lights out
05/12/15 06:30:00 AM -11:30:00 Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast
05/12/15 08:00:00 AM -10:00:00 Non-contact visits begin Non-contact visits begin Non-contact visits begin Non-contact visits begin
05/12/15 11:00:00 AM -07:00:00 Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch
05/12/15 02:00:00 PM -04:00:00 Non-contact visits end. Only chaplain visit allowed Non-contact visits end. Only chaplain visit allowed Non-contact visits end. Only chaplain visit allowed Non-contact visits end. Only chaplain visit allowed
05/12/15 02:30:00 PM -03:30:00 Shower Allowed Shower Allowed Shower Allowed Shower Allowed
05/12/15 02:45:00 PM -03:15:00 Head and leg shaven
05/12/15 04:00:00 PM -02:00:00 Dinner/Last Meal Dinner/Last Meal Dinner/Last Meal Dinner/Last Meal
05/12/15 04:30:00 PM -01:30:00 Written Statement collected Written Statement collected Written Statement collected Written Statement collected
05/12/15 05:30:00 PM -00:30:00 Escort to death chamber. Strapped to table
05/12/15 05:35:00 PM -00:25:00 Medical team inserts IV Cannula in each arm
05/12/15 05:45:00 PM -00:15:00 Escort to death chamber. Strapped to electric chair Escort to gas chamber. Strapped to chair
05/12/15 05:53:00 PM -00:07:00 Escort to death chamber. Strapped in standing position
05/12/15 05:55:00 PM -00:05:00 Last statement Last statement Last statement Last statement
05/12/15 05:57:00 PM -00:03:00 Hood and Noose put on Mask put on Chamber sealed
05/12/15 06:00:00 PM 00:00:00 Trap opened Electricity Turned on Gas started Injection started
05/12/15 06:00:01 PM 00:00:01 Unconscious Unconscious
05/12/15 06:00:15 PM 00:00:15 Unconscious
05/12/15 06:03:00 PM 00:03:00 Brain Death Brain Death
05/12/15 06:05:00 PM 00:05:00 Electricity ended Unconscious Second drug/Breathing stops
05/12/15 06:08:00 PM 00:08:00 Brain Death
05/12/15 06:10:00 PM 00:10:00 Third Drug
05/12/15 06:11:00 PM 00:11:00 Death Pronounced Heart Beat Stops Death Pronounced
05/12/15 06:15:00 PM 00:15:00 Heart Beat Stops Death Pronounced
05/12/15 06:20:00 PM 00:20:00 Death Pronounced
Restraint to Unconscious 00:07:01 00:15:01 00:20:00 00:30:15
Execution to Death 00:20:00 00:11:00 00:15:00 00:11:00