Kentucky death penalty http://wkms.org en Bipartisan Bills Seek to Abolish KY Death Penalty http://wkms.org/post/bipartisan-bills-seek-abolish-ky-death-penalty <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two Kentucky lawmakers have introduced bills that would eliminate the death penalty and replace it with life without parole.</span></p><p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 16:16:45 +0000 Jonathan Meador 38664 at http://wkms.org Bipartisan Bills Seek to Abolish KY Death Penalty Rollins Pushes Aboloshing Death Penalty http://wkms.org/post/rollins-pushes-aboloshing-death-penalty <p></p><p>A Democratic state lawmaker will be pushing legislation in the upcoming legislative session to abolish the death penalty in Kentucky.&nbsp; Representative Carl Rollins of Midway drafted a measure that would make the Commonwealth's stiffest sentence life in prison without the possibility of parole. The Rollins bill calls for the term "capital punishment" to be stricken altogether from state law.&nbsp; Similar legislation has been introduced intermittently over the past 25 years, but has never garnered enough support to pass.&nbsp; Wed, 02 Jan 2013 12:27:48 +0000 Todd Hatton & The Associated Press 26298 at http://wkms.org Rollins Pushes Aboloshing Death Penalty Critics Find Issues with Proposed New Ky. Execution Policy http://wkms.org/post/critics-find-issues-proposed-new-ky-execution-policy <p>Critics of Kentucky's proposed new death&nbsp;penalty method have asked officials to make multiple changes to how executions are carried out now that the state is switching to a one- or two-drug lethal injection. During a hearing Tuesday in Frankfort, public defenders, private attorneys and anti-death penalty activists said the rules Kentucky wants to put in place have multiple problems, including that condemned inmates aren't allowed access to their attorneys on the day of execution. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:47:39 +0000 The Associated Press 22505 at http://wkms.org Critics Find Issues with Proposed New Ky. Execution Policy