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Proposition 34: The Death Penalty in California


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

Should California end the death penalty? If approved by voters, Proposition 34 on the November state ballot would convert the sentences of death row inmates to life in prison without the possibility of parole. We'll debate the measure as part of our election series, "What's Government For?"

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • Jeanne Woodford, executive director of Death Penalty Focus, a non-profit anti-death penalty group, former warden at San Quentin State Prison and former director of the California Department of Corrections
  • Kent Scheidegger, legal director of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation

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