On July 1st, Kansas began year twenty five of the death penalty law in Kansas. July is also a month ripe with candidate campaigns——campaign events, phone calling, door knocking, mailings, and candidates present at parades and debates. KCADP has begun its formal candidate education process by reaching out to legislative candidates. We want to make sure they know: There … [Read more...] about Kansas’ Undesired Silver Anniversary
Many Kansans used to think that a politician’s stance on abolition could be predicted by what party he or she was representing. The 2010 Senate vote showed the fallacy of that belief. Twelve Republicans and eight Democrats supported abolition, and nineteen Republicans and one Democrat opposed it. The most recent abolition bill, HB 2167, introduced in 2017, continued the … [Read more...] about Abolition is a Non-Partisan Issue
When we look outside, we see that the seasons are changing. Trees are leafing out, spring flowers are blooming and lawns too are growing. It’s a season of political changes too. The Legislature has ended and the next season—Candidate season—is already evident too. In the elections this year Kansans will choose new statewide leaders as well as new members for the House … [Read more...] about It’s "Candidate" Season!
“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 of how I came to be and still am.” (Sr. Helen Prejean) Sr. Helen shared first hand accounts at KU on March 5th … [Read more...] about "What I saw set my soul on fire…"
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! … [Read more...] about ‘Dead Man Walking: The Journey Continues"
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 much misconduct and error in the system “to be … [Read more...] about Retired Kansas Secretary of Corrections Werholtz: "It’s time to end the death penalty".
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 two years due to exoneration after being convicted of first … [Read more...] about McIntyre case gives reason to pause
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 … [Read more...] about Not in MY Name!
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 … [Read more...] about 2017 Nominee Slate Announced
Join us at this informative conference! Register today by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by leaving a message at 785-235-2237. … [Read more...] about Register today for the 2017 Abolition Conference!