Compassion | Washington joins states that ban the practice over racial bias concerns
by Rob Holmes
Posted 10/17/18, 04:01 pm
Washington followed 19 other states to end capital punishment last week as the death penalty experiences a nationwide decline in use. The state Supreme Court unanimously struck down capital punishment last Thursday as unconstitutional, racially biased, and arbitrary.
Washington’s eight prisoners currently on death row will have their sentences commuted to life in prison with no parole, The Seattle Times reported.