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Not in MY Name!

 

 

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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 day because she wanted the defendant to see the people left behind and their anger and rage. After the guilty verdict and the death sentence, her family was relieved. A juror told them he’d held out for death because it was “a comforting thing to do” for the family.

 

Over time, Celeste began to question the death penalty because of the impact of the prolonged anger it created in her. She became active in a prolife group while in college. She eventually realized that she could no longer support the death penalty. Celeste noted that once she began to oppose the death penalty, the DA in her mom’s case was less responsive to her.

 

Her mom’s murderer was executed 21 years after the crime. Despite the juror’s belief that execution would be comforting, Celeste did not experience it that way. The death penalty process ultimately did not help her with the tremendous loss she had suffered.

 

Her experience led her to conclude that capital punishment actually fails to help murder victim family members rebuild their lives.  Ms. Dixon shared her journey with attendees at the Coalition’s recent Abolition Conference in McPherson.

 

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 October 21st  at the Conference in McPherson.

 

Register today for the 2017 Abolition Conference!

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Join us at this informative conference!

Register today by emailing infoatksabolitiondotorg 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 of the Brethren,  200 North Carrie.

 

This event is free and open to the public.

 

To register contact KCADP by email at infoatksabolitiondotorg or by calling 785-235-2237 and give us your name and address.  We hope you can join us!

 

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!

 

 

Death Penalty Photo Exhibit

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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 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Monday through Friday).

 

We urge you to check this out!

 

Hearing on Abolition Bill on February 13th!

 

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 in Kansas, the new maximum sentence would be life in prison without parole.

 

Register Today for 2016 Annual Abolition Conference!

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ENDING EXCESSIVE PUNISHMENT IN THE US: A TALK BY PROF. BRYAN STEVENSON

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Bill Sponsors Press Conference

Click here to read the details of KCADP’s Bill Sponsors Press Conference.