Tennessee death radicals Don Johnson has requested that his special last meal before Thursday's scheduled performance be donated to the homeless.
The state correction department said that Johnson beat the last meal selection and instead chooses from the same menu given to other prisoners by Riverbend Maximum Security Institution.
Public Defenders Kelley Henry told Nashville's FOX 17 that Johnson's decision to abstain from the special meal was inspired by his friend Philip Workman who asked for a vegetarian pizza to be delivered to a homeless person instead of his last meal.
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"Mr Johnson realized that his $ 20 award will not give birth to many homeless people," Henry told FOX 1
Johnson, 68, faces the execution after being convicted in the 1984 murder of his wife Connie Johnson.
Several religious leaders, including the president of the worldwide seventh day Adventist Church, to which Johnson is a member, have urged Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee to grant Johnson clemency.
Johnson's followers said the inmates experienced a religious transformation and now ministers to other prisoners
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On Tuesday, Lee announced his decision to deny Johnson's complaint, FOX reported 17.
"After a pensive and deliberate consideration of Don Johnson's request for appeals, and after careful scrutiny of the case, I hold the claim of the state of Tennessee and will not intervene," says Lee  CLICK HERE TO FOX NEWS APP
According to the state correction department, an inmate is added to a cell next to the driving chamber and kept under 24-hour limited-visit observation.
Associated Press contributed to this report.