Female Journalist Told Skirt Too Short While Reporting On Alabama Execution

  • During the execution, prison officials subjected female reporters who came as witnesses to the proceeding to a clothing inspection, attempting to bar one woman from the death chamber on grounds that her skirt was too short.
  • Ivana Hrynkiw, a journalist for Alabama’s pre-eminent news outlet, recounted how she was pulled aside by a prison official and told that her skirt was too skimpy.
  • “I tried to pull my skirt to my hips to make the skirt longer, but was told it was still not appropriate,” she recounted on Twitter.