Death Penalty Conversation

Dr. Bill Kimberlin graduated from Ashland University and then received his Master's in Counseling from Heidelberg College in 1998. He then completed his PsyD at Southern California University. Dr. Kimberlin has done a lot of work on death row throughout the country and is currently working with Netflix on a series about his interviews with various individuals.

Here is what he described: "I have been to death rows all over the country and started out when it was in Lucasville, then Mansfield, then Youngstown, and now in Chillicothe. I have witnessed multiple executions in Ohio and I have been asked to attend at least 6 more. I do not doubt that the warden's do now know who I am or what I do simply because I try not to talk to many staff members when I am on death row. When I see and interview the inmates on death row, there are no handcuffs or anything. I get to eat with them, drink with them, and I have had a last meal with one. If they were to see me talking to guards and others, that kind of puts me at risk due to the trust component. I have done this now for over 20 years and I am currently under contract for a Netflix series pertaining to the interviews, the thousands of pieces of art the inmates have sent me, and the maps to bodies of a couple of serial killers that have disclosed murders to me that no one else knows about. It has been a journey to say the least."

Dr. Kimberlin will be joining Dr. Lazzari's Sociology of Deviance class on Feb. 22 in Aigler 101.

Please RSVP here if you would like to attend.

There will be a Zoom option for people who are not able to attend in person.

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