On November 28, the University of Nebraska hosted a dialogue on the death penalty with J. Kirk Brown (left), Nebraska's Solicitor General, and Professor Michael Radelet (right) of the University of Colorado. Mr. Kirk was the state's counsel of record for all of its executions since 1978. Prof. Radelet is a well-known death penalty expert, researcher, and the author of several works on innocence and the death penalty. The discussion was titled: “The Death Penalty: Justice, Retribution and Dollars” and explored whether the state should continue or abandon its death penalty. A video of the dialogue is available at this link. Since 1978, Nebraska has carried out three executions, but none since 1997. There are 11 inmates on the state's death row. Learn more about Nebraska's death penalty here.
(See "Nebraska solicitor general, Colo. professor to participate in death penalty debate," KearneyHub.com, Nov. 27, 2012;
DPIC posted, December 5, 2012). See Multimedia.