Connecticut poised to repeal the Death Penalty
In a close vote the Connecticut House and Assembly voted to repeal the death penalty. The law abolishes the death penalty for all future caases but would not be retroactive. Future prosecutions would result in sentences of life imprisonment, without the possibility of release. There are currently 11 inmates on death row in the State. Once the Governor signs the legislation, Connecticut will join New Jersey, New York, New Mexico and Illinois who have also stopped executing their prisoners. And for now Oregon has declared a mortatorium on executions.
There are efforts in other states to abolish the pratice.