Colorado Ends the Death Penalty, Commutes Sentences to Life

Thank you Governor Jared Polis! The death penalty has been officially abolished in Colorado.

Today Governor Polis signed the bill passed by the Colorado legislature last month ending the death penalty.

While the bill did not cover the three inmates on death row in Colorado, Gov. Polis commuted their sentences today to life without parole.

Colorado is the 22nd state to abolish the death penalty.

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    Not only is this wonderful news on the merits (5.00 / 3) (#1)
    by Peter G on Mon Mar 23, 2020 at 06:32:50 PM EST
    but it is also great to hear about someone (a state government no less) accomplishing something important that is not virus-related.

    Finally some good news! (5.00 / 1) (#2)
    by McBain on Tue Mar 24, 2020 at 09:31:59 AM EST

    At least something good and decent has happened (5.00 / 3) (#4)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Mar 24, 2020 at 11:30:42 AM EST

    Colorado has (none / 0) (#3)
    by KeysDan on Tue Mar 24, 2020 at 10:13:41 AM EST
    a very good governor.