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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced Tuesday that she is commuting the sentences of all of the state’s 17 inmates awaiting execution, saying their death sentences will be changed to life in prison without the possibility of parole.

Brown, a Democrat with less than a month remaining in office, said she was using her executive clemency powers to commute the sentences and that her order will take effect on Wednesday.

Was anyone scheduled for Tuesday?

10 thoughts on “Interesting question”

  1. Bloke in North Dorset

    “ I have long believed that justice is not advanced by taking a life, and the state should not be in the business of executing people — even if a terrible crime placed them in prison,” Brown said in a statement.”

    If she was truly believe that she’d have done it on day 1 of her term. This is just political spite and puts her amongst the worst type of politicians.

  2. Dennis, Your Guide To The USA

    File this with the Oregon Department of Empty Gestures and Virtue Signalling.

    The last execution by that particular state was in 1962.

  3. And no doubt she’ll meet the costs of keeping those murderers alive for decades out of her own handbag – or perhaps not.

  4. Tom.. Scanning through your (thankfully short) link, it seems there was a “Journalist” at work there..

    DNA sequencing/evidence is fronted as “very expensive” as a reason why death row inmates are so Expensive, when it isn’t by far anymore. There’s a reason it gets used more and more, including Cold Cases..
    And housing/incarcerating costs are lumped together like any other Properly Journalistic Statistics, or Spudonomics, and not offset against other types of high-security blocks.

    I’d take the statments in that article with a bucket of salt, and then some.

    Anyway… Salem, eh? Burn The Witch!!

  5. I consider whole of life imprisonment without the possibility of parole a cruel and unusual punishment. It is therefore a breach of the culprit’s human rights.

  6. They saved all that electricity, for instance, when they switched off Epstein’s cameras. So it can be done more cheaply.

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