@momothree- Final statements and final meals are not really in the same category. Final statements are allowed to be given the moment before the execution. The final meal can be the night before the execution or the day of the execution.
Different states vary on the “final meal” rule. Some states will actually accommodate the inmates’ request of whatever they prefer. Journalist Jeremy Harlan gives one example in an article he wrote. He visited several different facilities to see how they did the final meal. In Virginia, the inmate is allowed to pick anything from the facility’s 28-day cycle menu. The meal must be finished within four hours of the execution.
However, as Harlan noted, a Texas inmate chose the following for his final meal: Three pieces of chicken, two catfish filets, green onions, tartar sauce, crumbled eggs, two double bacon cheeseburgers, fries, and a milkshake.
They must make out their meal plan fourteen days in advance.