Late last night, April 11, 2012, the Connecticut House of Representatives passed legislation to abolish the death penalty by a vote of 86 to 62. This followed last week’s Senate passage of the bill by a vote of 20 to 16. Connecticut Governor Dan Malloy has stated that he will sign the bill into law.
Connecticut becomes the 5th state in recent years to abandon the death penalty and the 17th U.S. state overall. It was one of only two states in New England to retain the death penalty (the other is New Hampshire).
TCADP congratulates our colleagues in Connecticut who worked so hard to achieve this tremendous victory!