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SEATTLE– Washington Gov. Jay Inslee announced Tuesday a moratorium on the death penalty in his state, saying the suspension of capital punishment will be in place for as long as he is governor.

STATES WITH THE DEATH PENALTY

Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wyoming.

STATES THAT HAVE ABOLISHED THE DEATH PENALTY

Alaska, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

Which States Have The Death Penalty?  was originally published on newsone.com

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