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Editorial: PA moratorium doesn’t solve costly death penalty problem

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks in July 2015 at Bellefonte Area High School. Wolf placed a moratorium on the death penalty in 2015. (Nabil K. Mark/Centre Daily Times/TNS)
May 31, 2017

Execution proceedings happen in the state of Pennsylvania five times each year — yet the state hasn’t executed an inmate since 1999. Mock executions are routinely performed to ensure that in the...

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