Capital punishment may no longer be a part of Nevada’s criminal justice system.
Assembly Bill 27, which would abolish the death penalty, was introduced Friday in the Nevada Assembly. The penalty is currently allowed in Nevada as a punishment in cases involving first-degree murder.
The law would apply retroactively to inmates on death row, and commute their sentences to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Eighty-one Nevada inmates were on death row in January, according to a Nevada Department of Corrections report.
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