Death Penalty Report Shows the California’s Death Penalty is Costly
We need your help.
On June 30th the California Commission on the Fair Administration of
Justice, created by the California State Senate after years of
lobbying by Death Penalty Focus and its coalition partners, released
its landmark report on the death penalty. Their findings reveal
that California’s death penalty system is excessively costly and
riddled with problems leading to unconscionable inequities and
Death Penalty Focus has worked for the past two and a half years to
ensure that our members (including law enforcement, the family and
friends of murder victims, faith leaders, experts, and activists who
oppose the death penalty) were present at every single Commission
hearing. We submitted a report detailing the serious problem of
wrongful conviction in capital cases, provided compelling testimony
at the public hearings, and helped to generate hundreds of letters –
including two letters signed by more than 50 judges, prosecutors,
cops and corrections officials – to the Commission.
Two legislative bills aimed at eliminating and remedying wrongful
convictions (SB 1589 & AB 2937), based on the Commission’s
recommendations, are currently moving through the legislature,
please take just 30 seconds to send a letter in support of these
important bills: TAKE ACTION!
We also hope you will consider making a donation or making a pledge
of just $5 or $10 a month for the next year (the cost of just a few
cups of coffee a month) to Death Penalty Focus. This will allow us
to distribute this report to legislators, journalists, members of
law enforcement, teachers, and to Californians around the state.
We are at a critical juncture; now is the time to seize this
opportunity and use it to build even more momentum toward our
ultimate goal of ending the death penalty in our lifetime.
We are truly grateful to our members for their unyielding support.
P.S. Your donation, no matter how small, will make a genuine
difference in our work to end the barbaric practice of state-
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