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Federal executions halted; Garland orders protocols reviewed

 

Demetrius Freeman-Pool, TNS

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland on Thursday announced a moratorium on federal executions while the Justice Department conducts a review of its policies and procedures.

WASHINGTON - The Justice Department is halting federal executions after a historic use of capital punishment by the Trump administration, which carried out 13 executions in six months.

Attorney General Merrick Garland made the announcement Thursday night, saying he was imposing a moratorium on federal executions while the Justice Department conducts a review of its policies and procedures. He gave no timetable.

"The Department of Justice must ensure that everyone in the federal criminal justice system is not only afforded the rights guaranteed by the Constitution and laws of the United States, but is also treated fairly and humanely," Garland said. "That obligation has special force in capital cases."

https://www.startribune.com/federal-executions-halted-garland-orders-protocols-reviewed/600074181/

 

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