AG opposes bill to abolish Kansas death penalty

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Posted: Thursday, February 19, 2009 1:07 am

TOPEKA (AP) — Attorney General Steve Six says the idea of abolishing the Kansas death penalty because it would save the state money is flawed.

In his weekly column Wednesday, Six said opponents don’t take into account many cost savings associated with having the death penalty as an option.

Death penalty opponents say it’s cheaper to keep someone in prison for life than to execute them. Six said they rely on a 2003 study he said uses data by interested parties rather than actual costs.

The Senate Judiciary Committee plans a Feb. 26 hearing for a bill to abolish the death penalty. It was introduced by Sen. Carolyn McGinn, a Sedgwick Republican, who says it would save the state money.

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