Traditional and social media around the nation are once again afire with the news of yet another botched execution yesterday of convicted murderer Joseph Rudolph Wood. We extend every sympathy to the victims and families of horrific crimes. We believe that society needs to be protected and murderers held accountable for their actions. In this … [Read more...] about Botched Execution in Arizona
Did you happen to miss KTWU's latest "I've Got Issues" program, when the death penalty in Kansas was discussed? Bummed you didn't get to see the interview with Sister Helen Prejean, author of "Dead Man Walking?" Disappointed that you missed our very own Mary Sloan and Ron Wurtz talk about the benefits of repealing the death penalty in Kansas? Don't worry you can … [Read more...] about The Death Penalty in Kansas…I've got Issues with that!
Senate Substitute for HB 2389 was defeated late Friday! Our deep concern was that the bill would restrict and shorten the death penalty appeals process, greatly increasing the risk of death for those wrongfully convicted. We appreciate your support of KCADP and strong advocacy in contacting both the House and Senate members throughout the session. It made a … [Read more...] about HB 2389 has been Defeated!
Traditional and social media around the nation are exploding with the news of last night’s botched execution of convicted murderer Clayton Lockett. Lockett died after the State of Oklahoma, using a new and untested drug combination, aborted the procedure when it was clear that the execution was not proceeding as planned. News reports and witnesses relate … [Read more...] about Botched Execution in Oklahoma
We are in the final stages of the 2014 Legislative Session and we here at KCADP have spent the bulk of our time fighting against a poorly thought-out bill -- Senate Substitute for House Bill 2389. This bill intended to accelerate the death penalty execution process. Its own process through the legislature involved a "gut-and-go" maneuver where the language from an … [Read more...] about The Legislative Session isn't over yet – We must stay vigilant!
Curtis McCarty: Death Row Exoneree Shares his experience at Donnelly College Donnelly College and the Archdiocese of Kansas hosts a talk and discussion with Curtis McCarty who will share his experience as an Oklahoma Death Row Exoneree on Tuesday, April 8th at 6:00pm. This talk will take place at the Donnelly College Community Event Center, 608 N 18th St, KCK 66102 … [Read more...] about Curtis McCarty to speak at Donnelly College!
KCADP would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You! to Tom Goldstein, an Exoneree and Kansas native. Mr. Goldstein partnered with us here in his home state to help fight against House Bill 2389, a bill that advocates speeding up the appeals process in death penalty cases. Tom Goldstein was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to a term of 27 years to life for … [Read more...] about Thank you Mr. Goldstein!
As Senate Substitute for HB 2389 (previously SB 257) moves to the House, it has been referred to a Conference Committee (three members of the House and three members of the Senate.) The Conference Committee will hold an Informational Hearing on March 5th at 1:30 pm, in Room 152 S. NOW is the time to take action! Please contact each member of the commitee … [Read more...] about ACT NOW – HB2389 Moves to the House
We have confirmed that the Senate will vote tomorrow, Wednesday, February 12th, on SB257/HB2389! Read the facts about SB257/HB2389 here. Please join us tomorrow at 2:30pm, in the Senate Chambers, and show your opposition to this bill! KCADP staff will hand out stickers so the Senate will be able to see on which side of this issue we … [Read more...] about Calling all Advocates! Senate to vote tomorrow!
The Kansas Senate will vote on SB 257/HB 2389 very soon! Read the facts about SB257 here. However, due to the inclement weather we have had over the last week, the Kansas Legislature is running a bit behind of schedule. We do know that this vote will take place at 2:30pm, but unfortunately at this point, we are unable to confirm a specific date for this … [Read more...] about Senate to vote on SB 257/HB 2389!