Earlier this summer Prairie Fire, a local Nebraska journal that explores issues of public policy, ran a three-part story about the death penalty in Nebraska and the growing opposition to it. Follow the links below to learn more about why Nebraskans want to replace the death penalty with life without the possibility of parole.
Part 1 of the story examines the extreme cost of the death penalty and other practical failings of the death penalty system.
Part 2 discusses the experiences of the unjustly convicted and families of murder victims who have been harmed by the current death penalty system.
Finally, Part 3 explores the movement against the death penalty in Nebraska and the many new voices who are calling for repeal.