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California death penalty: Governor to halt executions in reprieve to more than 700 prisoners

WorldNews Wednesday, 13 March 2019
California death penalty: Governor to halt executions in reprieve to more than 700 prisonersCalifornia‘s governor is set to sign an executive order temporarily halting the state’s death penalty, granting reprieve to all 737 inmates on death row. Gavin Newsom is also closing the state’s new execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison that has never been used. “The intentional killing of another person is wrong and as governor, I will not oversee the execution of any individual,” he said. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. From 15p €0.18 $0.18 USD 0.27 a day, more exclusives, analysis and extras. Subscribe now Mr Newsom called the death penalty “a failure” that ”has discriminated against defendants who are mentally ill, black and brown, or can’t...
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The order grants a reprieve to the 737 inmates who are currently on California's death row.

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