Mar 23, 2020 - Politics & Policy

Colorado governor signs bill abolishing death penalty

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Colorado Gov. Jared Polis signed a bill on Monday abolishing the death penalty in the state.

Why it matters: This makes Colorado the 22nd state to abolish the death penalty, per the Colorado Sun. Polis also commuted the sentences of the only three inmates on the state's death row, who will instead serve life sentences with no parole.

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