Another Effort to Repeal Wyoming’s Death Penalty Takes Root

Wyoming News April 26, 2019

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Another Effort to Repeal Wyoming’s Death Penalty Takes Root

CASPER, WY. (AP) — A Cheyenne legislator says another effort will be made in next year’s Legislature to repeal Wyoming’s death penalty.

This past session a death penalty repeal bill sponsored by Republican Rep. Jared Olsen passed the state House but was defeated in the Senate.

Olsen tells the Casper Star-Tribune that he will be doing all he can to ensure that 2020 will be the year Wyoming finally repeals the death penalty.

Olsen says that effort will begin next week when he and ACLU of Wyoming Director Sabrina King will kick off a statewide education campaign to gain support for ending the death penalty.

King says the effort would focus on educating local leaders and Wyoming residents from the town and county level all the way up the ladder.

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Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com

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