Selection Of Official Media Witnesses

Monday, March 21, 2022 | 02:04pm

NASHVILLE – In accordance with state law, representatives from the following news media agencies have been selected to witness the execution of inmate Oscar Franklin Smith #136424.  The witnesses were selected from two applications received from recognized Tennessee news organizations to serve as statutorily required witnesses.

The following two media witnesses were selected by the Tennessee Department of Correction.

The witnesses are:

  1.  Jonathan Mattise - Associated Press
  2.  Natalie Alund - The Tennessean

The selection was 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. 

*Please send media inquiries to Dorinda Carter at