California Gov. Newsom Places Moratorium on Executions

Since California's last execution, its death row population has grown to house one of every four condemned inmates in the United States.

  • Published 13 March 2019
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The 737 inmates on California's largest-in-the-nation death row are getting a reprieve from Gov. Gavin Newsom, who plans to sign an executive order Wednesday placing a moratorium on executions. Newsom also is withdrawing the lethal injection regulations that death penalty opponents already have tied up in courts and shuttering the new execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison that has never been used. "The intentional killing of another person is wrong… Read at AP News