No Penologic Purpose

“Three years after Connecticut abolished the death penalty for any future crimes, the state’s highest court on Thursday spared the lives of all 11 men who were already on death row when the law took effect, saying it would be unconstitutional to execute them.

The Connecticut Supreme Court, in a 4-3 decision, held that the death penalty “no longer comports with contemporary standards of decency and no longer serves any legitimate penological purpose.”

Connecticut Court Bars Execution of 11 Death Row Inmates
HARTFORD, Conn. — Aug 13, 2015
By PAT EATON-ROBB Associated Press

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