A quarter-century after it was reinstated and without it ever being used, New Jersey's death penalty has been repealed. Gov. Jon Corzine on Monday signed legislation that eliminates capital punishment as a sentence and replaces it with life in prison without parole. At the same time, he commuted the death sentences of the eight men presently on death row at New Jersey State Prison in Trenton to life without parole.
N.J. Ends Capital Punishment, Commutes All Death Sentences
New Jersey Law Journal
December 18, 2007