capital punishment

In Kentucky, Execution Debate Finds New Footing

Aug 1, 2014

Ky. lawmakers are set to embark on a discussion of whether executions should have a place in the state's criminal justice system and, if so, how should it be carried out.

Judge Concerned About 1-Drug Execution Method

Jul 9, 2014

A Kentucky judge has expressed concerns about the state's plan to use a single drug to carry out lethal injections.

Kentucky Lawmakers Consider Abolishing Death Penalty

Mar 1, 2012

FRANKFORT, Ky. - For the first time in Kentucky, a legislative committee is considering a move to abolish the death penalty. The bill received a hearing in a state Senate committee today.

Senate Bill 63 would abolish capital punishment in the commonwealth, a move few other states have accomplished by statute.

The bill has the support of the American Bar Association based on a report the group released last summer detailing numerous problems with Kentucky’s capital punishment system.