Falsely Convicted and Sentenced to Die:
Death Row Survivors Touring Ohio to Urge End of Death Penalty
On October 10, World Day Against the Death Penalty, at 7 p.m., the #NoDeathPenaltyOH coalition will be hosting the “Ohio Innocence Tour” featuring people who have been sentenced to death for crimes they did not commit. The tour will be stopping in five Ohio cities, including Cincinnati (more details below).
11 people have been freed from Ohio’s death row based on evidence of their innocence. They are among the 190 individuals formally exonerated nationwide.
“Exonerations are a big reason Ohioans are ready to abandon the death penalty,” said Allison Cohen, interim executive director of Ohioans to Stop Executions. “The grave errors that Ohio has made in the past are bound to repeat themselves in the future and it simply can’t be tolerated.”
The Ohio Innocence Tour will be in Cincinnati at UC College of Law, (2925 Campus Green Drive, Cincinnati, OH 45221) on October 10 at 7 p.m.
The speakers for this stop will include:
- Ray Krone, military veteran, sentenced to die in Arizona in 1992
- Derrick Jamison, sentenced to die in Cincinnati in 1985
- Kwame Ajamu, sentenced to die in Cleveland, Ohio in 1975