capital punishment

4:50 pm
Thu September 25, 2014

Priest Thinks Kentucky Could Be Next Southern State to Abolish Death Penalty

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Priest and abolitionist Father Patrick Delahanty says he thinks Kentucky could be the next southern state to abolish the death penalty. Delahanty says he’s been working to abolish the death penalty in Kentucky for about 28 years and thinks the state is between 2 and 5 years from doing so. 

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6:27 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Rollins Pushes Aboloshing Death Penalty


A Democratic state lawmaker will be pushing legislation in the upcoming legislative session to abolish the death penalty in Kentucky.  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.  Similar legislation has been introduced intermittently over the past 25 years, but has never garnered enough support to pass. 

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8:18 am
Tue December 11, 2012

Death Penalty Opponents Ask Beshear for Support

Activists with the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty have sent Governor Steve Beshear more than 1,500 postcards asking him to sign no more death warrants and get rid of the punishment. Each card calls the death penalty “a risky, arbitrary, unfair, ineffective and costly distraction from justice.”

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10:30 am
Fri June 1, 2012

Kentucky to Change Execution Method

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Kentucky will change the way it executes prisoners after a judge ordered it to rethink the current injection process that involves three drugs. 

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