There really are some weird regulations around.
For example get this, reporter and managing producer with AL.com, Irvine Hrynkiw went to the William C. Holman Correctional Facility in Alabama to witness an execution.
Quite why you would want to do that is beyond me, but what tickled me was the fact that she was told that she could’t watch the execution because her skirt was too short and that her open toe heeled shoes were ‘too revealing’!
It now appears that ,“The Alabama Department of Corrections (ADOC) has an administrative regulation regarding visitation to any ADOC facility. Within this regulation there is a dress code for all visitors including reporters covering executions. All administrative regulations are posted on the ADOC website.
“The wardens of each ADOC facility enforce this dress code based on each event and current safety conditions. It will be the policy of ADOC in the future to remind all members of the media about this dress code before any media event taking place at an ADOC facility.”
If this is a “CORRECTION FACILITY” it suggests a failing in their administration if they are executing inmates who they’ve presumably failed to CORRECT.
In the second hour of today’s programme I was brought back down to earth by MARGARET MILLS who had a strange story to offer us about a miller based in High Ongar who it seems shook off this mortal coil in 1854, but who much to everyone’s astonishment was found to have amassed a tidy sum of £14,000 which must have been a colossal sum at that time.
Listen again here to what Margaret had to tell me: –
Hope to see you again next week,