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.
After a Decade without Executions, California on a Path to Resume the Death Penalty
The lethal injection chamber at San Quentin State Prison. (Scott Shafer/KQED)
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"