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LA Speaks: Cecelia Kappel (2024)

Louisiana: The State We're In



Genre: Newsmagazine

Place Covered: New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana

Copyright Holder: Louisiana Educational Television Authority

Date Issued: 2024-03-01

Duration: 00:06:39

Subjects: Capital Punishment | Death row inmates | DEATH PENALTY


  • St. Cyr, Kara Host
  • Kappel, Cecelia Interviewee


This segment from the March 1, 2024, episode of the series “Louisiana: The State We’re In” features Kara St. Cyr’s interview with Cecelia Kappel, the executive director of the Capital Appeals Project. She discusses: why Louisiana has not executed any death row inmates since 2010; her unsuccessful clemency applications in 2023; and the bill under consideration at the special session on crime allowing additional methods of execution, the electric chair and nitrogen suffocation. This segment is a part of the “Louisiana Speaks” series.