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Proposition 34

An Encouraging Bump in the Road to Death Penalty Abolition

Ty Alper | Posted 01.09.2013 | Politics
Ty Alper

Prop 34 moved the conversation light years ahead in this state, and it lost by a narrow margin. When we finally abolish the death penalty, in California, and in every state, we will look back at this defeat as a bump in the long road.

Calif. Leads the Nation in Wrongful Convictions -- I Would Know

Franky Carrillo | Posted 01.23.2014 | Crime
Franky Carrillo

I was locked up more than 20 years ago for a murder I did not commit and last year, I was finally able to prove my innocence and was released. Replacing the death penalty is the only way we can guarantee that we will never make a fatal mistake in California.

California's Death Penalty: All Cost and No Benefit

Danny Glover | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Danny Glover

the death penalty is broken beyond repair, and it's time to replace it with life in prison without the possibility of parole. We support Prop 34 -- and we encourage California voters to get the facts and vote YES on 34 on Tuesday.

My Childhood Pen-Pal Was An Innocent Man On Death Row

Alexandra Gross | Posted 12.31.2012 | Religion
Alexandra Gross

I don't remember the first letter I got from Paris. I don't remember him coming into my life at all. He was just always there; a far-away pen pal, a friendly grownup presence who I knew only through letters and one greenish Polaroid of him standing with arms crossed in front of a metal grate.

Why Death Row Inmates Want To Keep The Death Penalty

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 10.26.2012 | Los Angeles

Voter support for a ballot measure to repeal California's death penalty has increased dramatically, according to a USC Dornsife/Los Angeles Times poll...

Vote Yes on Prop 34

Franky Carrillo | Posted 12.23.2012 | Crime
Franky Carrillo

When I was just 16 years old, I was stripped of my freedom, wrongfully convicted of a murder I did not commit. I spent twenty years behind bars before I was finally able to prove my innocence. If I had been sentenced to death, would I have been able to prove my innocence in time?

Californians' Votes on Proposition 34 Count for Much More than the Future of California's Death Penalty

Bidish Sarma | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics
Bidish Sarma

The vote on November 6 is not just a referendum on whether the one billion dollar governmental program that is the death penalty in California is worth it. It is a referendum on whether we will put an end to a system broken beyond repair.

Prop 34: Should California Repeal The Death Penalty?

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.23.2012 | Los Angeles

Prop 34, or the SAFE California initiative, would repeal the death penalty in California. Those already on death row (724 people) would be sentenced t...

The Courtesy of Death

Joseph Rauch | Posted 12.11.2012 | College
Joseph Rauch

I agree that the death penalty is flawed in its implementation but I support it in principle and believe having good morals and supporting the death penalty are not mutually exclusive.

Matt Sledge

Sister Helen Prejean Stumps For Anti-Death Penalty Proposition | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- California voters will decide next month whether to outlaw capital punishment in their state. With the latest poll showing death penalty a...

California's Historic Opportunity to End the Death Penalty

John Dear | Posted 12.02.2012 | Los Angeles
John Dear

Californians have the chance to make history on November 6th. Perhaps then, they might inspire the rest of the country to throw the death penalty in the dust bin where it belongs.

Proposition 34 and Troy Davis

Franky Carrillo | Posted 11.21.2012 | Crime
Franky Carrillo

Two years ago, both Troy and I were in prison for murder, even though the case against both of us had fallen completely apart. One year ago, I had been set free, and Troy had been put to death.

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

Jeanne Woodford | Posted 11.17.2012 | Crime
Jeanne Woodford

The editorial board did not change its stance on the death penalty in absolute terms; they simply concluded that California's death penalty is hopelessly broken and cannot be fixed, and that it is "time to end the fiction."