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Mar 19, 2024

The 15th Anniversary of Death Penalty Repeal in New Mexico: Conversation with Cathy Ansheles and Viki Harrison

This week marks the 15th anniver­sary of the repeal of the death penal­ty in New Mexico. On March 18th, 2009, Governor Bill Richardson signed the repeal act (HB2085), end­ing the death penal­ty in the state. The bill came into force on July 1st, 2009. New Mexico fol­lowed New Jersey to become the sec­ond state in the 21st Century to end cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment through leg­isla­tive means.