Three men exonerated
from Death Row to speak in One for Ten Tour
Catholic Charities Diocese of Toledo
is sponsoring the “One.for.Ten Tour,” a state-wide death
penalty awareness tour that is coming to locations in Toledo,
Sylvania, and Sandusky. The tour begins Monday, Oct. 21, 2013,
in Sylvania and will end Friday, Oct. 25, in North Olmstead,
“One.for.Ten” is an online series of films that visually
documents the stories of several individuals throughout the
country who were exonerated from death row since the death
penalty was reinstated in 1976. Each film is narrated and
introduced by well-known artists such as Danny Glover, Jeremy
Irons, and Lily Tomlin.
The film title stands for the statistic that one in ten people
on death row have been found to be wrongfully convicted.
The tour will feature three guest speakers from the films:
Joe D’Ambrosio, Delbert Tibbs, and Damon Thibodeaux.
The men served time on death row in Ohio, Florida, and
Louisiana but were exonerated.
Northwest Ohio times and locations for the tour are:
• Monday, Oct. 21, at 11:30 a.m. in meeting rooms A and B at the
Franciscan Center at Lourdes University, 6832 Convent Blvd.,
•Monday, Oct. 21, at 7 p.m. at First Unitarian Church, 3205
Glendale Ave., Toledo.
•Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, at noon in the College of Law’s
Auditorium at the University of Toledo, 2801 West Bancroft,
•Tuesday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic
Church, 510 Columbus Ave., Sandusky.
In Ohio, capital punishment is under review by the
Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio’s Death
convened by the Ohio Supreme Court and the Ohio Bar
“If people haven’t decided where they stand on the death penalty
issue or if they want to become more aware of how this process
is implemented they should attend this event,” says Ms. Germaine
Kirk, social ministry program coordinator for Catholic
The event is free and open to the public. For more information
about the “One.for.Ten” death penalty tour, tour dates and other
Ohio tour locations, contact Germaine Kirk at
419-244-6711, ext. 225.