After a Decade without Executions, California on a Path to Resume the Death Penalty

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The lethal injection chamber at San Quentin State Prison. (Scott Shafer/KQED)

California voters last month rejected a measure to repeal the death penalty and narrowly passed one that will speed up the process for executing inmates. California hasn't carried out an execution in a decade because of issues with its legal injection method. A new protocol is pending approval by the end of the year. Forum discusses the state of the death penalty in California and how soon executions may resume.

Guests:

Anne Marie Schubert, district attorney, Sacramento County

Hadar Aviram, professor, UC Hastings College of Law; author, "Cheap on Crime: Recession-Era Politics and the Transformation of American Punishment"

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