We should resist efforts to restore the death penalty in Wisconsin, and work to end it elsewhereWhen it comes to the death penalty, Wisconsin has stood against it for over a century and a half. And rightfully so.
Evidence continues to surface that some felons who were put to death may have been wrongly convicted. Their innocence could have exonerated them in life, but once punished there is nothing that can be done to restore justice.
There have been a few attempts to bring the death penalty back to Wisconsin in recent years, which was abolished in 1853, our state being the second in the nation to end the practice.