Oklahoma prisons chief: Minister OK’d inside death chamber


              Former Oklahoma State Sen. Connie Johnson address the media before protestors deliver petitions against the death penalty to the office of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has reversed its position and now says it will allow The Rev. Jeffrey Hood, an anti-death penalty minister, inside the execution chamber for the upcoming execution of Scott Eizember. Eizember was convicted of killing A.J. Cantrell, 76, and his wife, Patsy Cantrell, 70, in 2003.(AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              The Rev. Jeffrey Hood, of Arkansas, speaks to the media before protestors deliver petitions against the death penalty to the office of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has reversed its position and now says it will allow Hood, an anti-death penalty minister, inside the execution chamber for the upcoming execution of Scott Eizember. Eizember was convicted of killing A.J. Cantrell, 76, and his wife, Patsy Cantrell, 70, in 2003. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              The Rev. Jeffrey Hood, of Arkansas, speaks to the media before protestors deliver petitions against the death penalty to the office of Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2023, in Oklahoma City. The Oklahoma Department of Corrections has reversed its position and now says it will allow Hood, an anti-death penalty minister, inside the execution chamber for the upcoming execution of Scott Eizember. Eizember was convicted of killing A.J. Cantrell, 76, and his wife, Patsy Cantrell, 70, in 2003. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)
            
              FILE - Death penalty opponents Sheila O'Flaherty, left, and Rev. Jeff Hood and his son, Phillip Hood, participate in a vigil for Thomas Edwin Loden Jr. outside the Mississippi State Penitentiary in Parchman, Miss., Dec. 14, 2022. In a reversal from its Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, decision, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections said Wednesday, Jan. 11, that it will allow Hood, an anti-death penalty minister, inside the execution chamber for an upcoming execution. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis, File)
            
              FILE - Rev. Jeff Hood speaks during a news conference, July 8, 2016, in Dallas. In a reversal from its Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2023, decision, the Oklahoma Department of Corrections said Wednesday, Jan. 11, that it will allow Hood, an anti-death penalty minister, inside the execution chamber for an upcoming execution. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)
Oklahoma prisons chief: Minister OK’d inside death chamber