Connecticut repeals death penalty

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April 30, 2012

Connecticut

HARTFORD , Connecticut: Last week, Governor Dan Malloy signed legislation which abolishes the death penalty as punishment for future crimes. Sixteen other states have already abolished capital punishment.[1]

A recent Quinnipiac University poll showed that 62% of voters support having the death penalty. It also showed that 47% of voters disapprove of the Governor's handling of the issues, while 33% approve.[1]

The law only abolishes capital punishment for those not already on death row and will not save those 11 people already awaiting the death penalty. However, those currently convicted of a capital felony that are not yet on death row will receive life imprisonment without any possibility of release, rather than death.[1]

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