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Death Row Exoneree Kirk Bloodsworth Tours Kentucky in February

  • January 23, 2015
  • Posted in Abolition of the Death Penalty

A honorably discharged former Marine, Kirk Bloodsworth is the first person in the United States exonerated from death row by DNA testing. In 1984 he was arrested for the rape and murder of nine-year-old girl. He was sentenced to death in Maryland in 1985. In 1992, Kirk read about a new forensic breakthrough called DNA […]

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Faces of Liberty: Dona Wells

  • January 22, 2015
  • Posted in Anniversary

This is one in a series of profiles marking the 60th anniversary of the ACLU of Kentucky’s founding.  Each week through December 2015 we will highlight the story of one member, client, case, board or staff member that has been an integral part of our organization’s rich history. Dona Wells “I think that people have […]

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