Kentucky death penalty

Politics
10:23 am
Wed December 10, 2014

How Kentucky Handle Dealth Penalty Cases For Mentally Ill Inmates

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A nationwide debate on the execution of mentally ill death row prisoners erupted across the country after a federal appeals court last week granted a last-minute stay of execution to convicted murderer and diagnosed schizophrenic Scott Panetti in Texas.

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Society
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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Government
10:16 am
Thu February 13, 2014

Bipartisan Bills Seek to Abolish KY Death Penalty

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Two Kentucky lawmakers have introduced bills that would eliminate the death penalty and replace it with life without parole.

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Politics
6:27 am
Wed January 2, 2013

Rollins Pushes Aboloshing Death Penalty

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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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Government
3:47 pm
Tue September 25, 2012

Critics Find Issues with Proposed New Ky. Execution Policy

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Critics of Kentucky's proposed new death 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.

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