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Striking images show California law-enforcement officers dismantling San Quentin death penalty chamber after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order suspending capital punishment

California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on Wednesday morning halting the death penalty while he is in office. Striking photos tweeted out by the governor’s office demonstrate a provision of that order: closing the execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison. “In America, we execute more human beings […]
Striking images show California law-enforcement officers dismantling San Quentin death penalty chamber after Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order suspending capital punishment
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Washington state’s Supreme Court just tossed out its death penalty — here are the states that still have the power to execute prisoners

Washington state’s Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the death penalty violates its constitution. Capital punishment has reached record lows across the US – at both the state and federal levels. Though most states still technically retain the death penalty, very few actually use it. Washington state’s Supreme Court ruled […]
Washington state’s Supreme Court just tossed out its death penalty — here are the states that still have the power to execute prisoners