Monthly Archives: March 2011

Kansas Faith Leaders Call for Repeal of the Death Penalty

Over the last week, several Kansas faith leaders have come together to call on the Kansas Legislature to replace the death penalty with life without parole. Citing reasons ranging from helping the families of murder victims to the sanctity of human life, these faith leaders urged the Kansas Legislature to give the death penalty serious…

Voices of Innocence: Ruben Cantu

An Execution and a Prosecutor’s Regret Ruben Cantu Ruben Cantu was 17 years old at the time Pedro Gomez was murdered and Juan Moreno was wounded.  On November 8, 1984, both Gomez and Moreno were shot, but Moreno survived the attack with serious injuries.  Moreno, who was not a legal citizen of the United States…

Spring 2011 Newsletter

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Wichita Eagle: Rethink Death Penalty

In a March 11, 2011 editorial, the Wichita Eagle called for Kansas to rethink its death penalty in light of Illinois’ recent abolition of capital punishment. The editorial cites the problems associated with Illinois’ death penalty, including wrongful convictions and discriminatory treatment, as problems that could also exist in Kansas’ death penalty system. In addition…

Illinois Governor Signs Death Penalty Repeal Into Law

Today, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the death penalty repeal bill into law, officially ending capital punishment in Illinois! As you celebrate this victory, please take a moment to help build the momentum toward abolition in Kansas. Right now, HB 2323, which would repeal the Kansas death penalty and replace it with a life sentence…

Sister Helen Prejean visits Kansas

National anti-death penalty advocate Sister Helen Prejean visited Kansas last week to help raise awareness of death penalty abolition work in the state. During her visit, Sr. Helen attended a staged reading of the play Dead Man Walking, based on her book of the same name, at Washburn University.  Following the reading, Sr. Helen led…

Topeka Capital-Journal: Prejean Seeks End of Death Penalty

After her recent visit to Washburn University, the Topeka Capital-Journal published an article about Sister Helen Prejean and death penalty abolition work in Kansas.