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April 5, 2012
Connecticut’s State Senate has voted to abolish the death penalty, joining a worldwide trend away from capital punishment.
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April 5, 2012

Amnesty International USA today applauded the Connecticut State Senate for passing Senate Bill 280, which repeals the death penalty in Connecticut.

April 3, 2012
Inmates in the isolation unit at Arizona State Prison are kept under dehumanising conditions that lack health care and rehabilitation opportunities.
April 2, 2012

New Amnesty report finds conditions in Arizona's maximum security prisons fall below international standards for humane treatment.

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