It’s time we stop killing people who kill people to show that killing people is wrong.
In a historic and courageous act, Governor Dannel Malloy signed a bill on April 25, 2012 that will effectively abolish the death penalty in the state of Connecticut. Below is a list of the states that still have the death penalty and the states that have abolished it (along with the year of abolition). As a follower of the executed and risen Jesus – this is beautiful grace-filled news.
States Without the Death Penalty
New Jersey (2007)
New Mexico (2009)
New York (2007)
North Dakota (1973)
Rhode Island (1984)
|West Virginia (1965)
Dist. of Columbia (1981)
States with the Death Penalty
Shane Claiborne is a prominent author, speaker, activist, and founding member of the Simple Way. He is one of the compilers of Common Prayer, a new resource to unite people in prayer and action. Shane is also helping develop a network called Friends Without Borders which creates opportunities for folks to come together and work together for justice from around the world.