In an editorial published today, the Marysville Advocate called for Kansas to replace the death penalty with a life sentence without parole.
The editorial highlighted many of the problems with the death penalty, including the risk of executing an innocent person. The Advocate writes, “investigations in other execution-minded states continue to reveal there is no fail-safe death penalty. Some defendants there have been put to death and later evidence surfaced revealing their innocence. It’s a frightening prospect that states hold that much power, because sometimes they get it wrong.”
The Advocate concludes by saying “Locking someone up for life is far less costly and far more humane.”
To read the full editorial, click here.