End the Death Penalty in Wyoming - 2020
A diverse partnership of legislators, individuals, faith-based organizations, civil liberties groups and good government advocates have launched a campaign to end the death penalty in Wyoming in 2020, and we want you to join us.
In the 2019 Wyoming Legislature got just a few votes away from ending the death penalty. House Bill 145 was filed Monday, Jan. 14, with 13 co-sponsors in the House and five in the Senate – and has the support of leadership in both chambers. It has passed the first committee vote and will soon be heard on the floor of the House.
Individuals and organizations across Wyoming support the repeal of the death penalty for a variety of reasons. We are inviting you to add yours to the list. After signing, please share with your friends, family, and community to expand the support for repeal in our great state.
A few reasons others support the repeal of the death penalty in our state:
1. A system run by human beings is fallible. Across the country people have been wrongfully convicted and sentenced to death because of faulty forensics, incorrect witness identification and false confessions.
2. The death penalty process adds additional harm to victim family members. It takes decades to examine the cases and many are overturned. Family members are subject to years of media attention with no end in sight.
3. The state of Wyoming spends almost a million dollars a year on just the cost of providing defense for death cases. This does not take into account the extra costs incurred by prosecutors and the court system to handle complex capital cases.