Retired Kansas Secretary of Corrections, Roger Werholtz, has spoken out recently twice in support of death penalty abolition. He served as Secretary of Corrections in Kansas for 8 years, as well as interim director in the Colorado Department of Corrections in 2013. He told the October 21st Abolition Conference that there is too much misconduct and error in the system “to be … [Read more...] about Retired Kansas Secretary of Corrections Werholtz: "It’s time to end the death penalty".
On Oct. 13th, after proceedings in Wyandotte County District court, Lamonte McIntyre was released from custody after serving 23 years on charges of murdering two persons. The District Attorney agreed to the release calling it a case of "manifest injustice". McIntyre became the second person released in Kansas in two years due to exoneration after being convicted of first … [Read more...] about McIntyre case gives reason to pause
The Nominee Slate for this year's annual meeting has been announced. Officer Nominees term ending 2019: Donna Schneweis - Chair Robert Sanders- Secretary Board of Directors term ending 2019: Current directors: Sister Therese Bangert LaGretia Copp Dalton Glasscock New director: Micah Kubic Elections will take place at 1 p.m. on Saturday October 21st at the … [Read more...] about 2017 Nominee Slate Announced
Join us at this informative conference! Register today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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
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!