Connecticut Supreme Court Bars Death Penalty, Spares The Lives Of 11 Criminals

Supreme Court judges in Connecticut have made a controversial ruling to bar the use of the death penalty in its state, ruling it to be unconstitutional. Eleven of the state’s most reviled prisoners will be taken off of death row as a result of the decision. In explaining their ruling, the judges elaborated that the death penalty will not discourage criminals from doing illegal acts in the future. Connecticut now makes 19 states that have blocked the use of the death penalty along with the District of Columbia. Read more at NBC News.

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