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.


Death Penalty Fact Sheet
Misplaced Priorities Infographic
Misplaced Priorities White Paper

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Related Cases

ACLU v. Colorado Department of Corrections
Dunlap v. Zavaras

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Related Legislation

SB16-064: Death Penalty Jury Decision
SB14-069: Swift Justice Act
HB14-1197: Governor’s Authority To Grant Reprieve