Death Penalty

The ACLU of Colorado is committed to ending the use of the death penalty in Colorado.

Colorado’s use of the death penalty is immoral, unjust, and expensive. The death penalty system is broken beyond repair: it is arbitrary and discriminatory in application, it risks making irreversible mistakes, and it comes at an enormous cost to taxpayers. The death penalty must be ended and replaced by other options including life without parole.

Resources:

Death Penalty Fact Sheet
Misplaced Priorities Infographic
Misplaced Priorities White Paper


View All Cases

Related Cases

ACLU v. Colorado Department of Corrections
Dunlap v. Zavaras

View All Bills

Related Legislation

SB14-069: Swift Justice Act
HB14-1197: Governor’s Authority To Grant Reprieve
HB13-1264: Repeal of the Death Penalty