CA death row costs $150M per year. What’s its future?

San Quentin State Penitentiary is located in Marin County, north of San Francisco. “In many ways, [it’s] a waste to have a prison there where people don't enjoy the seaview and are incarcerated in terrible conditions,” says Hadar Aviram, law professor at UC Hastings. Photo by Shutterstock.

Gov. Newsom wants to move the 700 death row inmates at San Quentin to other maximum security prisons. One law professor describes death row in California as “a more expensive version of life without parole that costs us $150 million a year.”

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