California has the largest death row in the nation – more than 700 people – but hasn’t had an execution in almost 10 years. Now, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) has proposed flawed new lethal injection procedures to try and restart executions.
The CDCR must listen and individually respond to concerns about its proposal. If you speak up, then you can impact this troubling development.
The new lethal injection procedures raise significant concerns. They use untried methods, experimental drugs, and even poison gas. This leaves wide open the possibility of botched executions. They would also curb the spiritual and religious rights of people sentenced to death. They continue to place unfair restrictions on family member visits to people on death row before the execution. And they fail to assess the enormous cost of the death penalty to the state.
What’s going on in the Golden State is a golden opportunity for all of us. What happens to their behemoth system could affect the death penalty throughout the whole country. Let’s show California that the rest of the country is paying attention.
Anyone can weigh in, regardless of your age, citizenship, or voter registration status.
Working together, we can end the death penalty completely – in California and beyond.