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".
The National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty is hosting an online video conference at 1:00pm CT, Thursday, October 25th focusing on how communities can be safer without the death penalty. The conference will feature a former prison warden, a corrections official and a death row exoneree. This is a great opportunity to hear a law enforcement perspective on … [Read more...] about Online Video Conference: Making Communities Safer By Abolishing the Death Penalty
Kansans are observing Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial Day with a ceremony in Topeka on the Statehouse grounds, Friday, May 4th. Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial Day recognizes those law enforcement officials who have been lost in the line of duty defending our public safety. Kansas’ Law Enforcement Memorial Day also coincides with National … [Read more...] about Kansas Law Enforcement Memorial Day is May 4th
The Death Penalty Information Center conducted a survey of 500 police chiefs in the United States. The survey found that the law enforcement leaders ranked the death penalty as their last choice of crime fighting tools and “the least efficient use of taxpayer’s money.” Instead, 57 percent of the police chiefs agreed that the death penalty does not work … [Read more...] about “Smart on Crime” Study Finds Low Support for Death Penalty Among Police Chiefs