Mon, May 16, 2011 -- 9:00 AM

Jeanne Woodford

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The death chamber at San Quentin.
Scott Shafer/KQED
The death chamber at San Quentin.

As San Quentin warden, Jeanne Woodford oversaw four executions. Last week, she took a new job heading Death Penalty Focus, a group that opposes capital punishment. Guest host Scott Shafer talks to Woodford -- who also served as director of California's Department of Corrections -- about her career, her new post and why she sees the death penalty as a failed public policy.

Host: Scott Shafer


  • Jeanne Woodford, executive director of Death Penalty Focus, a non-profit anti-death penalty group, former warden of San Quentin State Prison, former director of the California Department of Corrections and senior distinguished fellow at the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at UC Berkeley

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