State Supreme Court ruling makes Washington the 20th state to abandon capital punishment

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@thinkprogress—Cal Coburn Brown, killed by lethal injection in September 2010, will be the last person ever executed by the state of Washington after the Supreme Court there permanently ended capital punishment in a ruling Thursday. The same body had struck down prior versions of the state’s death penalty statutes multiple times in earlier decades, inspiring […]

Washington State's Death Penalty Is Unconstitutional, The State's Supreme Court Rules. Those inmates on death row now will have their sentences converted to life imprisonment, the state's justices ruled. View Entire Post ›