Join us at this informative conference! Register today by emailing email@example.com or by leaving a message at 785-235-2237. … [Read more...] about Register today for the 2017 Abolition Conference!
Join us in McPherson on Saturday Oct 21st for our annual meeting and abolition Conference! Speakers include: Roger Werholtz, retired Secretary of Kansas Department of Corrections Celeste Dixon, murder victim family member Carolyn McGinn, Kansas Senator, Chair of Senate Ways and Means Time is 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Location is McPherson Church of the Brethren, 200 … [Read more...] about The Kansas Death Penalty: What a Waste, 2017!
Mark your calendars today for the 2017 KCADP Annual Conference! It will be Oct. 21st in McPherson from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Speakers are being finalized and will be announced soon along with registration details. This is an event you won't want to miss! … [Read more...] about 2017 Annual Conference: Oct 21st!
I became an advocate at the invitation of someone who was already involved in this important work. Whether you share your personal experience of commitment to abolition or express your financial support of the cause, you can help grow the movement. There are many opportunities and examples of how individuals can quietly – but effectively – share their dedication to … [Read more...] about Spreading the Word by Carolyn Zimmerman
Over the years, we have been blessed by the witness of Bob Hessman and his family as they dealt with the loss of their beloved Mary Mel Eesa Rains to homicide. Bob and his family talked of the challenges they faced after her murder, and how they drew strength from their faith and family and friends as they went on without their beloved Mel. They spoke out time and again … [Read more...] about Remembering Bob Hessman: Man of Faith and Courage
It’s not often that we have an opportunity to understand the death penalty through excellent photography. Donnelly College in Kansas City is sponsoring a death penalty photo exhibit featuring the works of Scott Langley, an accomplished photojournalist. The exhibit can be viewed from now til April 7 in the Meeting Room on the Donnelly Campus. Exhibit hours are from 10 … [Read more...] about Death Penalty Photo Exhibit
“A Journey into the U.S. Death Penalty through Photos and Stories " Thursday March 23rd, 2017 from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. Matt Ross Community Center, Crown Room, 8101 Marty Street, Overland Park, KS 66204 Join us for this informative event. It is free and open to the public! The presenter is Scott Langley, a photojournalist and sociologist who has covered executions. … [Read more...] about A Journey Into the U.S. Death Penalty through Photos and Stories
Kansans of diverse ages and political beliefs packed the hearing room on Monday Feb. 13th for the testimony offered in support of HB 2167 to repeal the Kansas death penalty. The testimony, both moral and practical, provided a rich resource for committee members to take into consideration. “…it fails the tests of fiscal conservatism, respect for life and limited … [Read more...] about A Strong Showing for Repeal!
HB 2167, a bill to abolish the death penalty, will be heard by House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee on Monday, February 13th. The hearing is open to the public and will start at 1:15 p.m. and be held in Room 582 North. This bill would abolish the Kansas death penalty for crimes on or after the effective date of the legislation. For the most serious homicides … [Read more...] about Hearing on Abolition Bill on February 13th!
KCADP welcomes the introduction of HB 2167 which would repeal the Kansas death penalty and replace it with life in prison without parole for the most serious murders in Kansas. An eloquent appeal for abolition was just published in the Wichita Eagle by Floyd Bledsoe, who spent over 15 years in Kansas prison even though he was innocent of murder. You can read that oped by … [Read more...] about Abolition Bill Introduced!