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 clicking here.
Mr. Bledsoe’s case reminds us of the risk of error in our criminal justice system. It’s one of the many reasons why Kansas should abolish capital punishment!