Delaware joins nineteen states and the District of Columbia formally ban capital punishment.
"A new poll shows Kentuckians overwhelmingly support prison time over capital punishment for people convicted of first-degree murder. Kentuckians also overwhelmingly support a halt to executions until problems with the state’s capital punishment system are addressed, according to the survey."Read more
"Come November, California voters will have a say on whether to abolish the death penalty or speed up the process of the 37-year-old state law. Proposition 62 would replace capital punishment with life in prison without the possibility of parole. Backers of the ballot measure argue that keeping the death penalty is too costly for taxpayers. This initiative is spearheaded by former M*A*S*H* actor Mike Farrell."Read more