By Natasha Minsker
SAFE California Campaign
Last week, the Connecticut Assembly voted to replace the death penalty with life without parole as maximum punishment for murder in that state. Governor Dannel Malloy has already pledged to sign the bill into law. Once he does, Connecticut will be the 17th state to turn from the death penalty in the United States.
This is great news for the people of Connecticut. They’ve plugged a major drain on state resources and have freed up funding for effective public safety solutions.