Today’s New York Times published an editorial titled “Kentucky’s Egregious Death Penalty,” calling on the state to abolish capital punishment.
Since 2009, I’ve overseen the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty‘s online presence and am on its board of directors. Here are KCADP’s blog posts that highlight Kentucky’s progress towards eliminating capital punishment, beginning with the American Bar Association’s findings from its two-year assessment of the state’s death penalty, which it released in December 2011:
- American Bar Association–’Two year assessment of death penalty procedures prompts call for suspension of executions in Kentucky’
- ABA President, two former Kentucky Supreme Court Justices: ‘Suspend Kentucky executions’
- Almost 2,000 people tell Kentucky’s governor and legislators to abolish the death penalty–-here’s what they’re saying
- Kentucky legislative committee hears testimony for first time ever on a bill to abolish the state’s death penalty
- Kentucky ‘Senate Judiciary Committee Discusses Abolition of Death Penalty’
- Kentucky prosecutors: ‘Ky. capital punishment unfair’
- Lexington Herald-Leader slams legislature for failure to reform Kentucky’s broken death penalty
- Diverse group speaks at hearing on execution regulations
- Murder victim’s brother speaks out against death penalty before U.S. Vice Presidential debate
- Kentucky Commission on Human Rights urges General Assembly, Gov. Beshear to repeal death penalty
To read more about my work with KCADP, please visit my consulting page.
Photo: Courtesy Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty