Three cheers for the state of Connecticut, which has repealed their death penalty law. Unfortunately, it doesn’t apply to the 11 men currently on death row, only to future cases. That’s 17 states that have done so, starting with my state, Michigan, which was the first in the country. More of this please.
Connecticut Outlaws Death Penalty
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