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Breaking Bad: Death Penalty Desperation

(12) Comments | Posted April 25, 2013 | 5:33 PM

What do the gas chamber, state secrets and illegally manufactured drugs all have in common?

They are all in Senator Joel Anderson's preposterous new bill, SB 779, sponsored by the California District Attorneys' Association.

The measure is likely to fail but it's the clearest evidence yet that California's...

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Rose Steward: YES on 34 Advocate and Survivor of Serial Killer

(0) Comments | Posted November 4, 2012 | 6:36 PM

Voices from law enforcemement, the innocent, and murder victim's family members are the driving force behind California's Yes on 34 campaign to replace the death penalty with life in prison without the possiblity of parole. As the official proponent of this historic iniative and the former warden of California's death...

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Yes on 34 Takes the Lead

(25) Comments | Posted November 3, 2012 | 3:58 PM

Fantastic news:

California's respected Field Poll just released their latest survey, showing Prop 34, our state initiative to replace the death penalty, leading 45 percent to 38 percent -- a YES margin of 7 points!

Oh, how far we've come!

One year ago, I helped to launch the...

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Sacramento Bee Reverses 155-year Stand on Death Penalty, Endorses Prop 34

(16) Comments | Posted September 17, 2012 | 3:10 PM

When California voters pass Proposition 34 this November and replace the death penalty with life in prison with no possibility of parole, they will make history. But in the meantime, the Yes on 34 campaign is changing the minds of some powerful Californians by sharing the facts about the death...

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366 Days Down, 68 More to Go

(16) Comments | Posted August 30, 2012 | 11:50 AM

One year ago, I helped launch the SAFE California Campaign -- now known as Proposition 34 -- to replace California's broken death penalty with life in prison without the possibility of parole. Today, the Yes on 34 Campaign has grown into a statewide powerhouse with the support of some of...

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Let the Voters Decide

(3) Comments | Posted June 14, 2012 | 10:20 AM

This November, California voters will make history as they decide -- for the first time ever -- between the death penalty and life in prison without the possibility of parole as the maximum punishment for murder.

There's only one problem: Prosecutors throughout the state are still seeking the death penalty....

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Epic Win: SAFE California Act to Replace the Death Penalty Will Be on the November

(6) Comments | Posted April 25, 2012 | 10:45 AM

It's official. The SAFE California Act, the initiative to replace the death penalty with life in prison with no possibility of parole, has qualified for the November ballot. The last of California's 58 counties have tallied our signatures and we far exceeded the half-million needed to qualify. In...

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11 Stories That Are Making History

(0) Comments | Posted March 21, 2012 | 2:01 PM

On March 1, I participated in one of four simultaneous press conferences held across California to announce that the SAFE California Campaign would be on the November 2012 ballot. As the official proponent of the SAFE California Act, I was proud to present the 800,000 voter signatures collected...

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Former San Quentin Warden Supports Prop. 5: Responsible Plan to Reduce Prison Overcrowding

(3) Comments | Posted October 28, 2008 | 4:25 PM

Our state prison system is badly overcrowded and now costs $10 billion per year to operate. Those annual costs have doubled since the year 2000, and the budget is expected to grow to $15 billion per year soon.

I spent over two decades in San Quentin, including several years as...

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