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Sister Helen on Community Bridge

During her visit to Kansas, Sr. Helen Prejean did a radio interview with the local news program “Community Bridge.” ¬†Click below to listen to the interview. Sister Helen on Community Bridge

Abolition Bill Introduced in Kansas House

A bill to abolish the death penalty in Kansas was introduced in the Kansas House of Representatives on Friday, February 11, 2011. The bill, HB 2323, was sponsored by the House Corrections and Juvenile Justice Committee. HB 2323 will replace the Kansas death penalty with life in prison without parole as the sentence for the…

Famed anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean to visit Kansas!

Famed anti-death penalty activist Sister Helen Prejean will be in Kansas on Thursday, March 3. Prejean is the author of the book Dead Man Walking, on which the film of the same name was based. The program will include a staged reading from the book and a discussion led by Sister Helen herself. The event…

DNA Test Casts Doubt on Texas Execution

In 1990, a Texas jury convicted Claude Jones of murder, and he was executed in 2000. Jones and another ex-convict, Danny Dixon, had stopped at a convenience store. One of the men entered the store and shot a man inside, while the other remained outside in the car. Jones and Dixon argued about which was…

Gavin Scott Moves off Death Row

Gavin Scott, sentenced to death in a 1996 double homicide, has reached a plea agreement that drops the death penalty and sentences him instead to two consecutive life sentences. His original sentence was overturned by the Kansas Supreme Court in May 2008 and he has been awaiting re-sentencing since that date. Scott will not be…

Fall 2010 Newsletter

The Fall 2010 newsletter is available to download in PDF format. Click the thumbnail below to download. The KCADP Newsletter is published on an irregular basis. If you would like to receive our newsletter, please subscribe here.

Spring 2010 Newsletter

The Fall 2010 newsletter is available to download in PDF format. Click the thumbnail below to download. The KCADP Newsletter is published on an irregular basis. If you would like to receive our newsletter, please subscribe here.