Skip to Main Content

Find COVID-19 Information and Resources
The Jackson Probation and Parole Office will be closed beginning Thursday, August 6th until further notice.
TDOC Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19 - Visitation has been suspended until further notice.
TDOC Inmates COVID-19 Testing

Harole Wayne Nichols Execution Advisory

Thursday, July 02, 2020 | 02:42pm

NASHVILLE – In accordance with state law, the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC) is now accepting applications from recognized Tennessee news organizations to serve as statutorily required witnesses for the scheduled execution of death row inmate Harold Nichols #146457.  Mr. Nichols’ conviction is out of Hamilton County.  The execution is currently scheduled for 7:00pm (CST) on August 4, 2020.

Seven media witnesses and two alternates will be selected by the Tennessee Department of Correction during a drawing to be held at Riverbend Maximum Security Institution located at 7475 Cockrill Bend Boulevard, Nashville, TN.  The drawing will take place on Friday, July 17th at 9:00am (CST). 

How to submit an application:

  1. Download and complete the media witness application form available on the media page of TDOC’s website at: https://www.tn.gov/correction/statistics-and-information/executions/witnesses-to-an-execution.html
  2. Fax the completed form back to Melissa Hood at Riverbend.  The form must be received no later than 12pm CST on Wednesday, July 15th. The fax number is 615-350-3400.
  3. Save a copy of your transaction verification as confirmation that your FAX has been submitted.

The drawing will be conducted in accordance with the Rules of the Tennessee Department of Correction Adult Services Division, Chapter 0420-3-4, under the authority of TCA 40-23-116.  Only one application will be permitted from each news organization.