Prisoner and Executive Director of The Other Death Penalty Project
to the question "Should the Death Penalty Be Allowed?"
"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
Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
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
AA, with honors, Coastline Community College Incarcerated Students Education Program, 2006
"In 1980, when I was 19 years old, I killed a man in a drunken, drugged-up fistfight. I am serving life without the possibility of parole. Over the past decades, I have served time in the California Institution for Men-Chino, at the Correctional Training Facility-Soledad, at Folsom State Prison, and in both of the California Correctional Institution-Tehachapi’s maximum-security units before transferring to California State Prison-Los Angeles County in Lancaster, where I remain."
"About Me," kennethehartman.com, Mar. 23, 2015
Has been published in New York Times, Internatonal Herald Tribune, Long Beach Press-Telegram, National Catholic Reporter, and other publications