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New Poll:62% of Coloradans now prefer a sentence of life in prison over the death penalty…

For Immediate Release Monday, September 14, 2015 Contact: Stacy Anderson, 402-525-4679 stacy@betterpriorities.org   New Poll: In the wake of Holmes and Lewis verdicts, 62% of Coloradans now prefer a sentence of life in prison over the death penalty; Large majority believes an execution is unlikely in next 10 years Voters also show an increased interest […]

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Statement from Better Priorities Initiative on Abolition of the Death Penalty by the State of Nebraska

May 27, 2015 Statement from Better Priorities Initiative on Abolition of the Death Penalty by the State of Nebraska “We applaud the state of Nebraska today for officially abolishing their death penalty. Their citizens and lawmakers have recognized that the death penalty is broken. It does not deter crime or make us safer. It prolongs […]

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Statement on the Nebraska legislature’s passage of legislation to abolish the death penalty

May 20, 2015 Statement from Better Priorities Initiative on the Nebraska legislature’s passage of legislation to abolish the death penalty “Nebraska’s vote to repeal the death penalty represents a nationwide trend away from capital punishment. Polling continues to show that support for the death penalty is at an all –time low as citizens become more […]

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