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Capital Punishment (#743)

The Kentucky Death Penalty Assessment, which was released on Dec. 7, 2011, was part of the American Bar Association's Death Penalty Moratorium Implementation Project.

The major areas of reform identified by the assessment team were:

  • Inadequate protections to guard against wrongful convictions
  • Inconsistent and disproportionate capital charging and sentencing
  • Deficiencies in the capital defender system
  • Inadequacies in post-conviction review
  • Capital juror confusion
  • Imposition of a death sentence on people with mental retardation or severe mental disability

Learn more: Kentucky Assessment on the Death Penalty

Air Dates

Friday, August 10, 2012 at 5:00/4:00 pm CT on KET2

Sunday, August 12, 2012 at 1:30/12:30 pm CT on KET

Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 7:30/6:30 am CT on KET2