The Abolition of Wisconsin’s Death Penalty

Wisconsin abolished the death penalty on July 10, 1853. There was one certain case that pushed state government to repeal the death penalty. This was the John McCaffary case. Continue reading to find out how this gruesome case sparked a change that would spread across America. The Case In the middle of summer, June of […]

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The Case That Led to the Abolishment of Wisconsin’s Death Penalty

Have you heard about the John McCaffary case? John was sentenced to the death penalty in 1850 for the murder of his wife on family property. About 3,000 people came to see his horrific execution where he struggled for five minutes before doctors were called upon to check his pulse. Two short years after this […]

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