After Clearing The N.H. House, Fight To Abolish Death Penalty Reaches State Senate
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The fight to abolish the death penalty in New Hampshire reached the state Senate Tuesday morning after clearing the House earlier this month.
The measure would change the penalty for capital murder to life imprisonment. Richard Van Wickler, Superintendent of the Cheshire County jail says he’s in support of the bill, as an official who’s worked with the incarcerated for 26 years.
“Their punishment is a lack of liberty and a life of discomfort, but certainly not corporal punishment,” Van Wickler said. “We left that hundreds of years ago because we claim to be a humane society.”