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California Executions

Another State Could Ban Death Penalty In November

AP | By PAUL ELIAS | Posted 06.24.2012 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO -- California voters will soon get a chance to decide whether to replace the death penalty with life in prison without the possibility o...

Public Safety, Innocence and Cost: Replacing the Death Penalty is California's Only Viable Option

Byron Williams | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics
Byron Williams

If any good has come out of California's current economic challenges, it has been that pragmatism may have overtaken emotionalism in our public discourse.

Documents Reveal California's Worldwide Execution Drug Search

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — The e-mail from one California prison official to another almost reads like something out of a spy novel: "May have a secret and...

Officials Move To Resume Executions In California

AP | PAUL ELIAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

SAN FRANCISCO — Death row inmate Albert Greenwood Brown on Tuesday morning was handed a "death warrant" – the first such document delivere...

Condemned Man's Last Request: Don't Screw It Up

Robert Weller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Robert Weller

A California man convicted of rape and murder 40 years ago has asked that his execution be stopped because the state can't guarantee it will be pain free.