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DEATH ROW--death penalty in America
It never fails to aggravate me whenever I see consideration being given to convicted murders. 
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Washington State Abolishes Death Penalty

Washington's Supreme Court struck down the state's death penalty today, ruling that it had been used in an arbitrary and racially discriminatory manner. 

Washington has had a moratorium on executions since 2014, but the ruling makes it the 20th state to do away with capital punishment.

The court unanimously converted the sentences of the eight people on death row to life in prison, though the justices differed mildly in their reasoning.

"The use of the death penalty is unequally applied - sometimes by where the crime took place, or the county of residence, or the available budgetary resources at any given point in time, or the race of the defendant," Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst wrote in the lead opinion.

I took a tour of Alcatraz this weekend and they had a special program about recently murdered gangster Whitey Bulger.  I didn't get to watch it, but our guide talked about Bulger's time at The Rock.  The guide was a veteran and had also worked as a guard at San Quentin, so he shared a little about that famous prison as well.  Really interesting.

Anyway, on a related note, these two death row multiple murderers reportedly committed suicide on San Quentin's death row in the last couple of days, saving the tax payers some money.  At this point, officials don't believe the two deaths are related.

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Corrections officials said they found Andrew Urdiales, 54 (left), unresponsive during a security check at San Quentin State Prison late Friday. He was sentenced to death on Oct. 5 by an Orange County judge for killing five women in California, and previously faced the death penalty for three murders in Illinois.

Separately, authorities say they found Virendra Govin, 51 (right), unresponsive alone in his cell in a different death row housing unit late Sunday. Govin was sentenced in December 2004 for committing four Los Angeles County murders.

All male prisoners in California on condemned status are housed at San Quentin in maximum-security custody level units. But California has not executed anyone since 2006 and inmates are far more likely to die from suicide or old age.
What a perfect place to test out assisted suicide.
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