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“What I saw set my soul on fire…”

“They killed a man with fire one night. They strapped him in a wooden chair and pumped electricity through his body until he was dead.” …I was there. I saw it with my own eyes. What I saw set my soul on fire, a fire that burns me still. And now here is an account…

‘Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues”

Sr. Helen Prejean is coming to Kansas!   Monday March 5th at 7 p.m.   Woodruff Auditorium in the Memorial Union on the KU Campus in Lawrence   Jayhawks for Life is sponsoring this event which is free and open to the public.  This is a great opportunity to hear such an inspiring speaker!  …

Retired Kansas Secretary of Corrections Werholtz: “It’s time to end the death penalty”.

  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…

McIntyre case gives reason to pause

            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…

Not in MY Name!

              Celeste Dixon was originally a weak supporter of the death penalty. She lost her mom, Marguerite, to murder in Texas. What kept her going after her mom’s death was the promise of a trial and that they were seeking the death penalty.   Celeste attended the trial every…

2017 Nominee Slate Announced

  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…

Register today for the 2017 Abolition Conference!

  Join us at this informative conference! Register today by emailing infoksabolitionorg or by leaving a message at 785-235-2237.

The Kansas Death Penalty: What a Waste, 2017!

  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…

2017 Annual Conference: Oct 21st!

  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!    

Spreading the Word by Carolyn Zimmerman

  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 –…