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Capital Punishment in Connecticut

Recent Connecticut Supreme Court Decisions

321 Conn. 375 - State of Connecticut v. Russell Peeler

On May 26, 2016, the Connecticut Supreme Court upheld the ruling in State of Connecticut v. Eduardo Santiago which ruled that the death penalty violates the state constitution. The slip opinions below were published in the Connecticut Law Journal on June 7, 2016.

318 Conn. 1 - State of Connecticut v. Eduardo Santiago

On August 13, 2015, the Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that the death penalty violates the state constitution. The slip opinions below were published in the Connecticut Law Journal on August 25, 2015. 

Current Law on Capital Punishment

Public Act 12-5, An Act Revising the Penalty for Capital Felonies, eliminated the death penalty as a possible sentence for capital felonies committed on or after April 25, 2012. 

Connecticut Department of Correction Administrative Directive

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