Le New Jersey envisage d'abandonner la peine de mort :

New Jersey could take the lead among states in abolishing the death penalty if it follows the recommendation that a legislative commission made this week.

Although it has nine people on death row, New Jersey has had a moratorium on executions since 2005 and has not put anyone to death since 1963. Nevertheless, the panel’s recommendation that the death penalty be replaced with life imprisonment without parole is likely to have significant influence both inside and outside the state. It comes as about 10 of the 38 states with death penalties, including New York, have suspended executions and as recent developments, like DNA exonerations and a botched lethal injection in Florida last month, have created a growing unease about executions.
(New York Times, le 05/01/2007)