death penalty http://kalw.org en Walking death row at San Quentin State Prison http://kalw.org/post/walking-death-row-san-quentin-state-prison <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">San Quentin State Prison has four massive cell blocks, each identified by their cardinal direction: north, south, east, and west. Of the four, only one houses inmates sentenced to death. None of the cell blocks have been visited by a reporter since 2007.</span></p><p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:44:32 +0000 Nancy Mullane 18645 at http://kalw.org Walking death row at San Quentin State Prison The Adjustment Center: Where no one wants to go http://kalw.org/post/adjustment-center-where-no-one-wants-go <p>In 1851, the government of the new state of California legalized executions. But it wasn’t until 1891 that the state legislature required all executions take place within the walls of one of the state’s prisons.</p><p>The state’s first legal execution by hanging took place March 3, 1893 at San Quentin State Prison. Sixty-year-old José Gabriel was convicted and sentenced to death for killing a farming couple near San Diego.</p> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 00:57:50 +0000 Nancy Mullane 18349 at http://kalw.org The Adjustment Center: Where no one wants to go Today on Your Call: Should the death penalty be abolished in California? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-should-death-penalty-be-abolished-california <P></P> <P style="MARGIN: 0px; FONT: 14px Verdana"><SPAN style="LETTER-SPACING: 0px">On today's Your Call, we’ll continue our election coverage with a debate on Proposition 34, which would repeal the death penalty and replace it with life imprisonment without parole. It would also apply retroactively to the sentences of the 725 people currently on California’s Death row. Wed, 17 Oct 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Ali Budner 18094 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: Should the death penalty be abolished in California? Today on Your Call: What effect has the death penalty had in California? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-what-effect-has-death-penalty-had-california <p>On today&#39;s Your Call, we&rsquo;ll talk about the history of the death penalty and the moratorium initiative on November&rsquo;s ballot.&nbsp; April 2012 marks the 20th anniversary of the resumption of executions in California. Since then, 13 people have been executed, costing an average of $308M each. Will California become the sixth state in the country to repeal the death penalty? Thu, 12 Apr 2012 07:00:00 +0000 Matt Martin 8990 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: What effect has the death penalty had in California? Today on Your Call: Can diverse groups join to reform prisons? http://kalw.org/post/today-your-call-can-diverse-groups-join-reform-prisons <p>Can people from different political backgrounds come together to work for prison reform? On today&#39;s Your Call, we&#39;ll have a conversation about various efforts to reform the prison system in the US. Today, 2.3 million prisoners are in US jails, costing more than $44 billion. In California, more money is spent on prisons than education. What will it take to reform the system? How are groups with different political backgrounds joining forces? It&#39;s Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and you.&nbsp;<br /><br /><strong>Guests:</strong>&nbsp;<br /> Wed, 14 Dec 2011 17:33:53 +0000 Ali Budner 2843 at http://kalw.org Today on Your Call: Can diverse groups join to reform prisons?