Governor Dannel Malloy's Banning The Death Penalty

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Connecticut is one of seven states that has banned the death penalty in the last decade (“31 States with the Death...”). In 2012, Governor Dannel Malloy 's signature finalized Connecticut 's abolition of the death penalty, which he claimed was due in part to the cost of the appellate process and low percentage of actualized executions (Arlosto). Malloy is quoted referring to his time as a prosecutor and learning that the justice system is imperfect; sometimes innocent people get convicted. In addition, Malloy considered the arbitrariness of the death penalty and determined it would be best if it were not implemented at all (Winter). In 2011, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a bill that banned the death penalty and changed the

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