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Connecticut Supreme Court: State May Not Kill Death Row Inmates Following Repeal of Death Penalty


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Connecticut Supreme Court: State May Not Kill Death Row Inmates Following Repeal of Death Penalty

CONNECTICUT - The ACLU of Connecticut applauded this morning’s state Supreme Court decision holding that the Connecticut Constitution’s prohibition on cruel and unusual punishment forbids the state from executing any prisoners.

The court declared that following the prospective repeal of the death penalty, execution of prisoners “no longer comports with contemporary standards of decency and no longer serves any penological purpose.”

The decision means Connecticut may not execute the 11 men currently on death row.

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