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Oregon's governor called capital punishment "immoral."
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Outgoing Oregon Democrat Gov. Kate Brown is commuting the sentences of death-row inmates and dismantling the state's execution chamber.

"I've been very clear to Oregonians: I'm opposed to the death penalty because it's both dysfunctional and immoral," Brown said Wednesday, adding she doesn't believe capital punishment makes the community safer.

The governor plans to immediately commute the sentences of 17 people — from death to life in prison.

"The death penalty has never been administered fairly or equitably in Oregon," said Brown, who couldn't seek reelection this year due to term limits. "And in fact, it's been quite arbitrary. And that is not how a criminal justice system should work."

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