At the October 15th Annual Meeting there is an amendment to the KCADP bylaws which will be presented for consideration of the KCADP members. The amendment deals with the maximum number of members of the board of directors. Currently the bylaws read: “There shall be no less than four (4) and no more than twelve (12) directors.” The proposed amendment is “There shall be … [Read more...] about Bylaws Change to be Considered at Oct. 15th Annual Meeting
KCADP is hosting “Investing in the Culture We Want: How the Death Penalty Shortchanges Public Safety” on Saturday October 15th, 2022 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Mother Teresa Parish Hall, North Topeka. This is the 2022 KCADP Abolition Conference and Annual Meeting. Many people are now aware that the death penalty costs far more than life in prison without the possibility of … [Read more...] about Join us October 15th for “Investing in the Culture We Want: How the Death Penalty Shortchanges Public Safety”
Join Us for this Special Event! Panelists: Peter Goerzen, Professor of Bible and Religion, Bethel College Donna Schneweis, Board Chair, KCADP Ron Wurtz, Retired Federal Public Defender, First Director of the Kansas Death Penalty Defense Unit Katie Rose Friesen Birkey, Bethel College Student Steven Becker, Former District Court … [Read more...] about Join Us September 10th!
Protecting prisoners’ rights and avoiding executions of innocent people in federal courts is nigh onto impossible. A man is on death row in part because of poor lawyering. Four federal judges have agreed the man may well be innocent but the Supreme Court couldn’t overturn his conviction or stop the state from executing him because of a Clinton-era law and the Supreme Court … [Read more...] about The US Supreme Court: “Finality” Can Be More Important Than Innocence Issues
The 2021 conference panelists all reside in Kansas. They all support abolition of the death penalty. Their personal histories are diverse—a teacher who is a murder victim family member, a conservative Republican who is a former supporter of the death penalty, a screen writer and film maker, a pastor, and a death penalty attorney. In … [Read more...] about United Against the Death Penalty: All Road Lead to Repeal
The nominee slate has been announced for the upcoming Kansas Coalition Against the Death Penalty Annual Meeting on November 6th. Nominees are: Officers: Chair Donna Schneweis and Secretary Meryl Carver-Allmond. Board Class: Sr. Therese Bangert, Hope Faflick Reynolds, Diane Garlock, Mike Poage, Chris Pumpelly, Al Terwelp (all 2 year terms) and Lacy Rohr and Marcus … [Read more...] about Nominee Slate Announced for 2021 Annual Meeting
"United Against the Death Penalty: All Roads Lead to Repeal" Saturday, November 6th, 2021 1 to 3 p.m. Location: Zoom This is our 2021 KCADP Annual Meeting and Abolition Event. There will be a brief coalition business meeting followed by an exciting conversation with five very thoughtful panelists. There will be time for questions and answers from … [Read more...] about Mark Your Calendars for November 6th!
When a homicide case is prosecuted as capital, there are ramifications for the justice system. The Fiscal Consequences It is well documented that death penalty cases take longer to make their way through the courts. The 2014 Kansas Death Penalty Advisory Committee Report to the Judicial Council studied this impact from a cost perspective. Whether the case went to trial … [Read more...] about The Death Penalty and Its Impact on Justice