What does the Illinois decision to abolish the death penalty mean for Kentucky?

03/14/2011 07:47 AM

After Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed legislation abolishing the death penalty in that state last week, advocates for ending it in Kentucky said now is the time for the commonwealth to follow suit.

Rev. Patrick Delahanty, executive director of the Catholic Conference of Kentucky, has been part of the Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty since 1988.

He talked on Pure Politics Friday about the system in Kentucky and what the decision in Illinois means.

- Ryan Alessi

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