2018 Abolition Conference panelists: (left to right) Bob Weeks, Floyd Bledsoe, Richard Ney “The Kansas criminal justice system is too imperfect to trust it with the death penalty. I know from spending over 16 years in a Kansas prison for a murder I didn’t commit until DNA and other evidence proved my innocence….. My case shows the danger in believing … [Read more...] about “The death penalty has no place in Kansas”
Click on the names below to read each individual's story of innocence. Overview Robert Sanders (KCADP board member) Beatrice Six Curtis McCarty Darryl Burton Eddie Lowery Tom Goldstein … [Read more...] about Innocent Exonerees Booklet
Murder Victims' Families for Reconciliation has partnered with KCADP on putting together a new resource sharing the personal stories of Kansas murder victims' families and some of their concerns about the death penalty. In this booklet, murder victims' families from across the state of Kansas share their own experiences of losing a loved one to murder and the ways … [Read more...] about New Resource Featuring the Voices of Kansas Murder Victims' Families
Did you happen to miss KTWU's latest "I've Got Issues" program, when the death penalty in Kansas was discussed? Bummed you didn't get to see the interview with Sister Helen Prejean, author of "Dead Man Walking?" Disappointed that you missed our very own Mary Sloan and Ron Wurtz talk about the benefits of repealing the death penalty in Kansas? Don't worry you can … [Read more...] about The Death Penalty in Kansas…I've got Issues with that!
KCADP would like to extend a heartfelt Thank You! to Tom Goldstein, an Exoneree and Kansas native. Mr. Goldstein partnered with us here in his home state to help fight against House Bill 2389, a bill that advocates speeding up the appeals process in death penalty cases. Tom Goldstein was arrested, convicted, and sentenced to a term of 27 years to life for … [Read more...] about Thank you Mr. Goldstein!
Thank you to everyone who came yesterday to the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the death penalty and invited others to attend. We had a great turnout from KCADP’s membership! Now we’re turning our attention to another critical hearing this coming week. On Tuesday, January 21, the Senate Judiciary Committee will consider the death penalty again at a hearing … [Read more...] about Action Alert: SB 257 Could Threaten Innocent Lives!
KCADP would like to thank Bill Lucero for all his time and efforts in helping raise awareness, and money, to support our campaign for abolition here in Kansas! Click here to see more about Bill's ride! He rode his bike 102.8 miles through the heat and rain yesterday - and raised nearly $2,000 for KCADP while doing so! Thank you … [Read more...] about A Successful Ride for Repeal- Thank you Bill!
Mary Sloan, KCADP Executive Director, ties a yellow ribbon around the Tree of Healing at the annual Commemoration Ceremony. Thank you to all of those who participated! Read more about the ceremony here. Photo and Story by Glenn Bartlett (Kansas First News) … [Read more...] about Commemoration Ceremony at the Tree of Healing
Kirk Bloodsworth, Advocacy Director of Witness to Innocence and a death row exoneree, will speak on wrongful convictions and the death penalty here in Kansas (please see below for locations, dates, and times of each event). Mr. Bloodsworth was accused and convicted of a horrific crime: murdering and raping a nine year-old girl. The evidence used to convict him was … [Read more...] about A Matter of Innocence – Kirk Bloodsworth Speaking Tour
"The Disturbing Case of Eddie Lowery " will air Friday, December 16, 2011 at 9pm (central time) on MSNBC. Eddie James Lowery was wrongfully convicted of the rape of an Ogden, KS woman in 1981 and spent ten years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. This MSNBC documentary tells the story of Lowery’s wrongful conviction, his difficult journey to justice … [Read more...] about "The Disturbing Case of Eddie Lowery" Documentary to Air in December