[JURIST] Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber [official website] on Tuesday issued a temporary reprieve for death row inmate Gary Haugen and called for an end [press release] to the state’s death penalty [JURIST news archive]. The state has executed only two individuals in the last 49 years and each execution was with the prisoner’s consent. Kitzhaber said, "I do not believe that those executions made us safer; and certainly they did not make us nobler as a society." He stated:Oregonians have…

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