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Yes on 34 Takes the Lead

Jeanne Woodford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Woodford

Over my 30-year career in the California Department of Corrections, I rose through the ranks from a corrections officer working in prisons to the warden of death row. I know firsthand that the death penalty wastes money and does not make us any safer.

Look What You Can Do

MC Hammer | Posted 12.23.2012 | Crime
MC Hammer

I'm honored to be lending my time to the Yes on 34 campaign and to help them share the facts with California voters about the real costs of the death penalty. But with just two weeks left until the election, we need your help now to spread to word far and wide.

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."

366 Days Down, 68 More to Go

Jeanne Woodford | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Jeanne Woodford

Californians recognize that replacing the death penalty with life in prison without parole means justice that works for everyone.

40 years after Furman, the U.S. Death Penalty Is In Disarray

David A. Love | Posted 08.28.2012 | Black Voices
David A. Love

Well, not only is the death penalty irretrievably broken, it is inherently broken. Four decades after the Furman decision, this is as clear as ever. Had the death penalty been a product, it would have been judged as shoddy, defective and unreliable.

This November: It's SAFE California Time

MC Hammer | Posted 08.14.2012 | Crime
MC Hammer

It's time to replace the death penalty. Our focus should be on finding murderers and rapists and bringing them to justice. Period.

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

Jeanne Woodford | Posted 06.25.2012 | Crime
Jeanne Woodford

The tide is rapidly turning on the death penalty across the United States. The wave has washed over five states in the last five years, and California could be next.

11 Stories That Are Making History

Jeanne Woodford | Posted 05.21.2012 | San Francisco
Jeanne Woodford

Next November will mark the first time ever in California's history that voters will have the chance to replace the death penalty with a sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

The Next Death Penalty Battleground

Alec Baldwin | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics
Alec Baldwin

A quick glance tells us the most active killing states comprise the "Old South," and a look at the racial makeup of death row today suggests to many that it is a relic of slavery. But a closer look tells us even more.

The Numbers Are in, the Death Penalty Is Out

James Clark | Posted 12.24.2011 | Los Angeles
James Clark

In the field poll released, 48% of California voters opted for a sentence of life without the possibility of parole while only 40% chose the death penalty.