Last updated on: 4/15/2015 | Author: ProCon.org

Kenneth E. Hartman Biography

Title:
Prisoner and Executive Director of The Other Death Penalty Project
Position:
None Found to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
Reasoning:

“I agree that state-sanctioned execution is morally repugnant. I do not agree that a life devoid of any possibility of restoration is a reasonable or humane alternative. It simply is not. A death penalty by any other name is as cruel, as violent, and as wrong… Both forms of the death penalty need to be discarded in a truly just society.”

“The Other Death Penalty,” theotherdeathpenalty.org, 2008

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Prisoner serving life without parole, 1980-present
  • Executive Director, The Other Death Penalty Project
  • Recipient, Eric Hoffer Book Award, 2010
  • Co-founder and board member, Lifer’s Education Fund
Education:
  • AA, with honors, Coastline Community College Incarcerated Students Education Program, 2006
Other:
  • Has been published in New York Times, Internatonal Herald Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, National Catholic Reporter, and other publications
Quoted in:
  1. Is Life in Prison without Parole a Better Option Than the Death Penalty?