Virginia becomes the first southern US state to abolish the death penalty

February 23, 2021

Vote in the Senate for the abolition of the death penalty, this Monday in Richmond (Virginia).Steve Helber / AP Pending only the governor’s signature, Virginia legislators approved this Monday to abolish the death penalty in the state with the most executions in the history of the United States. Not only that: it is also the first state in the south of the country, where the territories in favor of capital…

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The State of Colorado orders the abolition of the death penalty

December 6, 2020

Camilla where the death penalty was applied in Colorado. Colorado is now the twenty-second state in the Union to abolish the death penalty. The previous one to do so was New Hampshire in May of last year. Although the maximum penalty was in effect, Colorado had only executed one person since capital punishment was reinstated in the United States in 1976. Jared Polis, Democratic Governor since 2019, promulgated the law…

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