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Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Jersey governor signed law imposing death penalty moratorium
Meagan McElroy at 12:00 AM ET

On January 12, 2006, New Jersey Governor Richard J. Codey signed a bill imposing a moratorium on executions into law. The suspension was to last until 60 days after a special commission on the death penalty, which was created by the bill which was passed by the state legislature three days earlier, released its findings. The commission's recommendation to abolish the death penalty in New Jersey was enacted into law on December 17, 2007.

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