USA: New Jersey Death Penalty Study Commission recommends abolition
On 2 January 2007, the New Jersey Death Penalty Study Commission - set up by the state legislature in 2006 to study all aspects of capital punishment in New Jersey - released its final report. Its report recommends abolition of the death penalty and its replacement with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. It further recommends that any cost savings resulting from abolition be used to assist the families of murder victims.
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