Great news: Connecticut has become the 17th US state to abolish capital punishment. Thank you Connecticut for joining the majority of countries in the world in rejecting the death penalty!
Killing prisoners is not justice; it is an abuse of basic human rights. It also does nothing constructive for the victims of violent crime, their families or their communities. By abolishing the death penalty, Connecticut has become a leading example of respect for human rights in the US. Globally, Connecticut joins 141 countries (over two-thirds of the world’s nations) in rejecting the death penalty.
Express your gratitude to Connecticut’s leaders, including Governor Dannel Malloy, who fought hard for this bill to pass. Please sign this letter of thanks to encourage other states to do the same.