Posts Tagged: executions
A view of San Quentin State Prison in Marin County with Mt. Tamalpais in the background. (Photo: Ameer Muscard-Afcari, via Shutterstock)
Scores of California’s condemned prison inmates are being removed from their cells on San Quentin’s death row and sent to eight high-security lockups in the state’s sprawling penal system. The transfers follow an executive order by Gov. Gavin Newsom halting executions in California. The governor also has vowed to remodel San Quentin’s death row, where executions have been conducted for generations.
A correctional officer in Death Row at San Quentin Prison. ((Photo: California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)
In its latest statewide survey, the Berkeley IGS Poll asked registered voters how they would vote such an amendment if the election were held today. The results indicate that 44% of voters say they would vote Yes to repeal the state’s death penalty law, 35% would vote No to keep the law in force, while a relatively large proportion, 21%, are undecided.
The execution chamber at San Quentin prison. (Photo: CDCR)
Will November mark the death of the death penalty? This fall, Californians will be asked yet again whether they would like to abolish capital punishment. Voters last faced the issue in 2012, a presidential election year, and rejected the idea.