New Time 7PM FRIDAY for Brandon Rhode vigils

posted Sep 24, 2010, 6:44 AM by Kathryn Hamoudah   [ updated Aug 31, 2012, 8:29 AM by GFADP staff ]
There has been yet another change.

The Dept of Corrections has moved the scheduled time of execution of Brandon Rhode to 7pm on Friday rather than 9am. The press release is below.

If there are further changes we will let you know. Thank you for your solidarity.

Office of Public Affairs
Joan Heath, Director

Thursday, September 23, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brandon Rhode Execution Rescheduled for New Time Brandon Rhode to be
executed Friday, September 24, 2010 at 7:00 p.m.

Atlanta -The Jones County Superior Court ordered the Department to carry
out the execution of Brandon Rhode on a date between September 21 and
September 28, 2010. To allow completion of pending litigation,
Commissioner Brian Owens has changed the time of the execution from 9:00
a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on September 24, 2010. It will take place at the
Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson. 

Rhode was sentenced to death in 2000 for a triple murder.  If executed,
he will be the 25th inmate put to death by lethal injection in Georgia.

Media interested in a picture of Rhode and a listing of his crimes may
go to the Department of Corrections website (

The Department of Corrections is the fifth largest prison system in the
United States and is responsible for supervising nearly 60,000 state
prisoners and over 150,000 probationers.  It is the largest law
enforcement agency in the state with approximately 13,000 employees.