Connecticut

Connecticut governor signs bill to repeal death penalty

Governor Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut Signs Death Penalty Repeal Law

The Associated Press
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
HARTFORD, Conn.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy quietly signed a new law Wednesday that ends the state's death penalty for future crimes, making Connecticut the 17th state to abolish capital punishment.

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Op-Ed: Oregon Should Follow Connecticut

Governor Daniel Malloy signs the Connecticut bill to replace the death penalty with an alternative punishment

On April 12, 2012, the Connecticut legislature replaced its death penalty with life in prison with no possibility of release. When Governor Daniel Malloy signs the bill into law, Connecticut will be the 17th state and the fifth in recent years to replace the death penalty with an alternative punishment that ensures both the safety of its citizens, but also guarantees that no innocent person will be executed.

 

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