State Politics

Jan 2, 2013 10:48 AM

Legislator To Push Bill To Abolish Death Penalty In Kentucky

A central Kentucky Democrat will be pushing legislation in the upcoming session that would abolish the death penalty in Kentucky.

Representative Carl Rollins of Midway drafted a measure that would make Kentucky'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 in Kentucky over the past 25 years, but has never garnered enough support to pass.


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