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WA state latest to end capital punishment
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: October 11, 2018 11:43AM
[www.seattletimes.com]

The ruling Thursday makes Washington the latest state to do away with capital punishment. The court was unanimous in its order that the eight people currently on death row have their sentences converted to life in prison. Five justices said the “death penalty is invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner.

”“Given the manner in which it is imposed, the death penalty also fails to serve any legitimate penological goals,” the justices wrote.
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Re: WA state latest to end capital punishment
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: October 11, 2018 01:41PM
“...legitimate penological goals”

What ARE they? Did they articulate them? Is there a formal, codified list?
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Re: WA state latest to end capital punishment
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: October 11, 2018 01:52PM
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DeusxMac
“...legitimate penological goals”

What ARE they? Did they articulate them? Is there a formal, codified list?

The general goals of "penology" in every place that uses a British-based system of law are to maintain social order and to satisfy the public that there is some fair punishment that fits the crime.
This Supreme Court decided that those goals can be satisfied without having the state kill people.
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