On a fall night in 1906 Kansas Governor Edward Hotch sent a letter to Governor Fletcher D. Procter of Vermont in order to show his opposition for capital punishment. In the letter the governor says that the state allows for the death penalty, but leaves the final decision up to the governor if the inmate has been incarcerated for at least one year. The following is a quote from the Governor’s letter: “I can understand how those who believe that death ends all can take a life by legal process, but ho...
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