Saturday, February 14, 2015

PA Gov. Wolf imposes death penalty moratorium in state without the death penalty

Continuing his month-long 'If It's Not Broke, Fix It" agenda, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf has ordered a moratorium on executions of death row inmates in a state that hasn't executed anyone since 1999.

From Melissa Daniels of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Though the state hasn't carried out an execution in 16 years, Pennsylvania's prison system houses 186 death row inmates.
Since the Legislature re- authorized capital punishment in 1978, governors have signed 434 death warrants. Three executions have happened since then.
Heckavu job, Tom. 

Gov. Wolf imposes state death penalty moratorium

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