The Kansas legislature is currently deliberating on a bill that aims to abolish the death penalty in the state and replace it with life imprisonment without parole.
An earlier-than-expected vote of the Montana House Judiciary Committee on Feb. 10 has tabled a bill to end the death penalty.
NCR Today: A joint letter to Trump and congressional leaders voiced concern for "the refugee, the mother at risk, the unborn child" and others, as well as climate change.
NCR Today: Gray's attorneys say that after witnessing his execution and carefully reviewing facts, there is grave concern the execution caused suffering inconsistent with Gray's constitutional rights.
NCR Today: Ricky Gray, scheduled for execution by lethal injection tonight, lost a chance at reprieve yesterday when Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe denied Gray's clemency petition.
Faith leaders and members of the anti-death penalty group Abolitionist Action Committee will convene at the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 17 to mark the 40th anniversary of the first modern death penalty execution.
Ricky Javon Gray, who is scheduled for execution on Jan. 18, filed a motion Dec. 16 asking for the execution to be stayed due to the state's usage of a compounded form of midazolam.
Supreme Court judge on death penalty: Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer delivered harsh criticism of the death penalty Dec. 12 in a dissent to the court's decision not to hear a Florida inmate's death penalty appeal.
Politicians who speak of family values would do well to understand all that term entails, says a letter from 44 lay and religious Catholic women.
As the election approaches, Nebraska's Catholic leadership is focused on sharing the message of eliminating capital punishment with Catholic and all other voters.