Wrongful Convictions: Delbert Tibbs

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 @ 11:30am

Event Info

Admission

FREE

Venue

Gage Gallery at Roosevelt University

18 S. Michigan Avenue

Chicago, 

IL 

60603

Presenter

Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project
312-341-3768

This event will be recorded for WBEZ’s Chicago Amplified.

The Joseph Loundy Human Rights Project presents "Wrongful Convictions," a speaker series where distinguished scholars and wrongfully convicted individuals come together to speak about miscarriages of justice, wrongful convictions, and where the system fails.

This event features Delbert Tibbs, who was convicted in 1974 and sentenced to death for murder and life in jail for rape. Despite his solid alibi, Mr. Tibbs was convicted—based largely on eyewitness testimony and jailhouse informant testimony. In 1982 the State of Florida dismissed all charges against Mr. Tibbs after finding that the evidence was tainted.