In 2009, New Mexico joined the list of states no longer using capital punishment. Gov. Bill Richardson signed legislation in March repealing the state’s death penalty and replacing it with a maximum sentence of life without parole. This March 18, 2009, CNN story gives the details.
|Categories||Beliefs & practices, Church & state, Crime & punishment, Ethics, Government & politics, Law & courts, Race & ethnicity|
|Locations||New Mexico, United States of America|