Innocence Blog

California Voters to Decide the Fate of the Death Penalty

Posted: October 26, 2012 5:00 pm

California voters have the chance to abolish the death penalty when they cast their votes for Proposition 34 on November 6. If passed, the death penalty will be replaced with life in prison without the possibility of parole.


“Yes on 34 is the only way to guarantee we don’t execute innocent people in California,” California Innocence Project Director Justin Brooks said.

In addition to commuted sentences, Proposition 34 would also save California millions of dollars and establish a $100 million fund for law enforcement to improve public safety.

“Forty years to execute 13 people, we’ve spent $4 billion so you have to think if we took those $4 billion and put it into law enforcement, would we be safer as citizens," Brooks said.

There are currently more than 700 inmates on California’s death row and thirty-three states with the death penalty.
 
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The Innocence Project’s Position on the Death Penalty




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