REFLECTION: Only 32 states left after Maryland’s repeal of the death penalty

by Fr. John Dear, S.J. Pax Christi USA Ambassador of Peace Maryland's had the death penalty since 1638; that is, until Thursday, when Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley signed a law abolishing it. This is cause for great rejoicing and gratitude. Maryland becomes the 18th state to abolish the death penalty. Six states have done so in … Continue reading REFLECTION: Only 32 states left after Maryland’s repeal of the death penalty