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Gov. Newsom Will Halt Executions in California — Should Your State?

Do you want your state to place an indefinite moratorium on executions?

by Axios | 3.13.19

California Gov. Gavin Newsom will sign an executive order Wednesday to place a moratorium on the death penalty in the state.

"I do not believe that a civilized society can claim to be a leader in the world as long as its government continues to sanction the premeditated and discriminatory execution of its people."

Details: The indefinite moratorium will annul California’s lethal injection protocol and force the closure of the execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison, in Marin County. There are 737 inmates on death row in California.

Go deeper: Trump: U.S. needs to stiffen death penalty laws

Rebecca Falconer

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