Can California Still Afford the Capital Punishment?

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Since capital punishment was reinstated in 1976, thirteen condemned inmates have been executed in California. At least 56 have died from illness, suicide or natural causes. No less than 713 now live on Death Row, and last week, Governor Brown cancelled a $356 million plan to build a new facility. Now his Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation has put off any further attempt at an execution at least until next year.

Credits

Guests:
Carol Williams - Los Angeles Times - @cjwilliamslat, Michael Rushford - Criminal Justice Legal Foundation - @CJLFsacramento, Natasha Minsker - ACLU of California

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Darrell Satzman, Frances Anderton, Christian Bordal