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Editorial: California should not speed up death penalty

June 10, 2017 | NewsLinks
Arkansas recently became an international spectacle by executing four men in eight days, having planned to kill twice as many in a rush to lethally inject prisoners with an expiring supply of an increasingly scarce drug. Now it’s California’s turn to consider a wrongheaded scheme to speed up the death penalty.

California moves slowly toward resuming executions

April 23, 2017 | NewsLinks
California has long been what one expert calls a "symbolic death penalty state," one of 12 that has capital punishment on the books but has not executed anyone in more than a decade.

California’s death row turning into home for seniors

April 20, 2017 | NewsLinks
Ninety California death-row inmates are at least 65 years old, corrections records show. The number of seniors on death row has grown by nearly 500 percent since early 2006, when the state housed 16 seniors.

California rejects proposed new death penalty rules

January 04, 2017 | NewsLinks
Efforts to revive the death penalty in California were dealt another blow late last month when a state agency tasked with reviewing regulatory changes rejected a proposed new lethal injection protocol.

Executions, death sentences plunge across nation

December 22, 2016 | NewsLinks
Death sentences and executions nationwide have fallen sharply this year, while California — which hasn’t executed a prisoner in more than a decade — has issued nine death sentences, 30 percent of the nation’s total, according to a report released Tuesday.
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