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.