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Gov. Beshear: Abolishing broken, costly death penalty would lessen your ‘painful’ budget cuts

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's budget cuts would be less drastic if the state abolished the costly and broken death penalty.

Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear's budget cuts would be less drastic if the state abolished the costly and broken death penalty.

Last week the Louisville Courier-Journal published this letter to the editor by KCADP’s coordinator and treasurer, Kaye Gallagher:

Last week, Gov. Steve Beshear released a budget that “requires painful cuts that may well force us to retreat on some core services and that risk jeopardizing progress we’ve made over decades in education.” These cuts affect all Kentuckians no matter how they fit on the economic chart.

One way of saving taxpayer dollars would be to eliminate the death penalty. This risky, unfair and broken form of punishment is more expensive than a sentence of life without parole. Make Kentucky an abolition leader in the South.

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