Wed Apr 25, 2012, 04:18 PM
steve2470 (23,632 posts)
Connecticut becomes 17th state to abolish death penalty
(CNN) -- Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy signed a bill into law Wednesday that abolishes the death penalty, making his state the 17th in the nation to abandon capital punishment and the fifth in five years to usher in a repeal.
The law is effective immediately, though prospective in nature, meaning that it would not apply to those already sentenced to death. It replaces the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of release as the state's highest form of punishment.
"Although it is an historic moment -- Connecticut joins 16 other states and the rest of the industrialized world by taking this action -- it is a moment for sober reflection, not celebration," Malloy said in a statement.
He added that the "unworkability" of Connecticut's death penalty law was a contributing factor in his decision.
Read more: http://www.cnn.com/2012/04/25/justice/connecticut-death-penalty-law-repealed/index.html
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Wed Apr 25, 2012, 04:20 PM
sabrina 1 (47,041 posts)
2. Excellent, there are some things that give me hope and this is one of them. The
diminishing support for this archaic, medieval practice is one of them.