HB 2782—Execution by Hypoxia+ Hearing: On February 8th the House Judiciary Committee introduced HB 2782 to provide an alternate method of execution, by infliction of hypoxia, and to also make changes in the legal process. The bill also would make changes in who chooses the drugs for lethal injection. The bill was requested by the Attorney General’s office. A … [Read more...] about Kansas House Judiciary Hears Death Penalty Related Bill
Christina Swarns, Executive Director of the Innocence Project, will speak at the March 1st Peace Lecture at Bethel College. The time is 7 p.m. and the location will be Memorial Hall. Her keynote title is "Justice Delayed is Democracy Denied". The next day she will participate in a keynote panel for the first ever Justice Symposium also at Bethel. There will be breakout … [Read more...] about March 1st Christina Swarns: Justice Delayed is Democracy Denied
"The method of execution in Kansas is not the issue. The existence of the Kansas death penalty itself IS the issue. Kansas continues to waste taxpayer dollars, harm victim families and prison staff, risk the lives of the innocent, and violate the morals of many Kansans for a public policy built on vengeance. The time to end the Kansas death penalty is NOW." … [Read more...] about KCADP Statement on Introduction of HB 2782 –Nitrogen asphyxiation execution
Left to right: Demetrius Minor, Dalton Glasscock, Michael Birzer Saturday November 11th, KCADP members gathered in person and online to hear strong statements in support of ending Kansas' death penalty. Dalton Glasscock, newly elected Wichita City Council member for Southwest Wichita, spoke of his own change of heart on the … [Read more...] about KCADP Members Gather for “Confronting Crime: Open Discussions on Public Safety and Capital Punishment”
The following persons are nominated for the KCADP Board election which will take place on November 11, 2023. Chair: Donna Schneweis Secretary: Pastor Willmar Harder Board of Directors: 2 year terms: Sam Allison-Natale Sr. Therese Bangert Diane Garlock Lara Giordano Michael Poage Chris Pumpelly Al Terwelp One year terms: Bria Nelson Erin … [Read more...] about Nominee Slate Announced!
Register Today! KCADP Annual Meeting and Abolition Conference! Saturday November 11, 2023 1 to 3 p.m. in person at FireWorx, 500 S. Topeka St, Wichita, Kansas Zoom option available Register Today! Speakers Demetrius Minor—National Manager for Conservatives Concerned About the Death … [Read more...] about Register Today for the November 11th KCADP Conference!
Register today for "Confronting Crime: Open Discussions on Public Safety and Capital Punishment”. This is KCADP's Annual Meeting and Abolition Conference. The location will be FireWorx, 500 S. Topeka St, Wichita, KS. Date is November 11th, 2023. Time 1 to 3 p.m. Speakers: Demetrius Minor of Conservatives Concerned About the … [Read more...] about “Confronting Crime: Open Discussions on Public Safety and Capital Punishment”
Speakers are Todd Lehman and Celeste Dixon. Mr. Lehman is the Executive Director of Offender Victim Ministries of Kansas. Ms. Dixon is a Kansas resident whose mother Marguerite was murdered in Texas. The person charged with the murder was convicted and sentenced to death and ultimately executed. Our panelists for this event will explore the … [Read more...] about Reexamining Justice: How Restorative Principles Can End the Death Penalty in Kansas
On July 1st, Kansas entered its twenty ninth year of a capital punishment law on the books again. Passed by the legislature and allowed by Governor Joan Finney to become law without her signature, the bill was accompanied by many hopes and promises of its supporters. “We’ll get it right and not be like those other states.” “We’ll fund the public … [Read more...] about The Kansas Death Penalty at 29: What do the years tell us?
As noted in our newsletter, KCADP is one of the many individuals and groups affected by the temporary closure of the downtown Topeka post office on May 27th. The Post Office staff indicate that for now the KCADP address will stay the same (PO Box 2065, Topeka, Kansas 66601). There is mention of an upcoming meeting to discuss plans and get community feedback. If that leads … [Read more...] about KCADP Address Stays the Same…for now at least!