Colorado Rights Blog


  • Executive Director Nathan Woodliff-Stanley spoke at the marriage equality rally on March 3rd

  • Leisel Kemp, whose brother Jason was killed by CSP after they entered his home without a warrant, spoke at the 2013 Bill of Rights Dinner about the ACLU’s legal advocacy on behalf of her family.

  • Out of Sight, Out of Mind is an original short film from the ACLU of Colorado about a man who has spent 17 years in solitary confinement and now suffers from debilitating mental illness.

Statement of ACLU-CO Executive Director on Hickenlooper’s Decision to Grant Reprieve to Dunlap

May 22, 2013

“The ACLU of Colorado applauds the Governor for recognizing real inequities in the death penalty and for acting affirmatively to halt movement towards execution of Nathan Dunlap.

“Killing Nathan Dunlap would do nothing to prevent crime, add to public safety, or bring back the lives that were lost. There will never be a way to guarantee a fair and just death penalty, and every execution perpetuates an arbitrary system that can and does make irreversible mistakes.

“The ACLU of Colorado remains committed to permanent repeal of the death penalty. We are very encouraged by the Governor’s call for a further examination of the issue, and we stand ready to facilitate public debate about the use of the death penalty and the many ethical, legal, and moral problems it presents.”

ACLU Death Penalty Fact Sheet

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