O juiz federal Cormac J. Carney julgou inconstitucional a pena de morte na Califórnia. A crítica que faz ao sistema penitenciário que a administra é contundente.
Carney said the state’s death penalty has created long delays and uncertainty for inmates, most of whom will never be executed.
He noted that more than 900 people have been sentenced to death in California since 1978 but only 13 have been executed.
“For the rest, the dysfunctional administration of California’s death penalty system has resulted, and will continue to result, in an inordinate and unpredictable period of delay preceding their actual execution,” Carney wrote.