On June 22, Kansas will turn 55. No it doesn’t mean Kansas can take money out of a retirement plan or get senior citizen discounts. Rather, we celebrate 55 years without an execution conducted in the name of the people of Kansas! Kansas has long had a conflicted history regarding the death penalty. That history set a foundation for the fifty five year milestone. A … [Read more...] about Kansas Reaches 55 Year Milestone: No Executions!
Governor Jared Polis on March 23, 2020, signed the legislation which ended the Colorado death penalty. They became the twenty-second abolitionist state overall and the tenth to end the death penalty since 2007. credit: Death Penalty Information Center A failed policy Republican Senator Jack Tate used to support the death penalty. This year he signed on … [Read more...] about Colorado is # 22!
Across the United States, the death penalty continues to fall out of favor with Americans in general and with juries. A majority of Americans choose life! Since 1985 the Gallup poll has asked a question about whether the death penalty or life in prison without parole “is the better penalty for murder”. For the first time ever, a majority of Americans, 60%, chose life in … [Read more...] about The Death Penalty’s Decline Continues!
Just 60 days into his tenure as governor of Kansas, John Carlin was forced to confront the death penalty head-on. While he had promised not to oppose its reinstatement during his campaign, he admitted that, like many, he hadn't thought very deeply about the death penalty at that point. When freshly passed legislation authorizing executions arrived on his desk in early … [Read more...] about Kansans Making a Difference
The following persons comprise the nominee slate to be presented to the KCADP Annual Meeting on November 2nd in Manhattan. All nominations are for two years. Chair: Donna SchneweisSecretary: Meryl Carver-Allmond Directors: Sr. Therese Bangert, Al Terwelp, Rev. Michael Poage, Diane Garlock, Chris Plumpelly, Hope Faflick, and Thea Perry. The election will take place … [Read more...] about Board Nominees
Kansas Governor John Carlin "Make a Difference: Join the Journey to End the Death Penalty" is the title of the 2019 KCADP Annual Meeting and Abolition Conference. It will be held on Saturday November 2nd from 1 to 4 p.m. at the KSU Union, Bluemont Room. Keynote speaker is former Governor John Carlin. During his tenure as Governor, he faced the question of death penalty … [Read more...] about All Roads Lead to Manhattan on November 2nd
2018 Abolition Conference panelists: (left to right) Bob Weeks, Floyd Bledsoe, Richard Ney “The Kansas criminal justice system is too imperfect to trust it with the death penalty. I know from spending over 16 years in a Kansas prison for a murder I didn’t commit until DNA and other evidence proved my innocence….. My case shows the danger in believing … [Read more...] about “The death penalty has no place in Kansas”