A journalist was pressured to transform her outfit whilst attending the execution of a death-row inmate in Alabama right after prison officers reported her skirt was too small.
Ivana Hrynkiw Shatara, running producer for website AL.com, states she was also told her open-toed shoes ended up much too revealing by a member of workers at the Alabama Section of Corrections (ADOC).
Ms Hrynkiw Shatara was stopped as she arrived at the media centre at William C Holman Correctional Facility in the city of Atmore and advised her outfit violated the prison gown code.
She visited the jail on 28 July to protect the execution of Joe Nathan James Jr, sentenced to death for killing his ex-girlfriend, Faith Corridor, 26, in 1994.
In a statement shared on Twitter, the journalist said she experienced worn the identical skirt to former executions and other skilled functions “without having incident”, introducing: “I believe it is extra than ideal”.
“Tonight, a agent of the Alabama Division of Corrections told me publicly I couldn’t view the execution for the reason that my skirt was much too quick,” she wrote.
“At 5’7″, and 5’10” with my heels on, I am a tall and long-legged individual.