Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction

                                               NEWS RELEASE                       


MEDIA ADVISORY                                                             August 30, 2005



Clemency Report for John Spirko


(Columbus) The clemency report for death row inmate John Spirko will be sent to Governor Bob Taft on Tuesday, August 30, 2005.  The media can access the report by going to the following internet address:  http://www.drc.state.oh.us/Public/clemency.htm.  The report will be available at 11:00 a.m.

If you have any questions, please contact the DRC Public Information Office at (614) 752-1150.