Today on Your Call: Should the death penalty be abolished in California?

Oct 17, 2012

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. Supporters of Prop 34 say it will save the state money.  Opponents say it is not fair to victims and their family members.  Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here.  Do you think it's time to abolish California’s Death Penalty? It’s Your Call with Holly Kernan, and you.

Guests:

Natasha Minsker, campaign manager Yes on 34

Kent Scheidegger, Legal Director of the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation

Resources:

Ballotpedia: California Proposition 34, the End the Death Penalty Initiative (2012)

SAFE California -- Yes on 34

No on 34

Yahoo News: Prop 34: The Case For Repealing California's Death Penalty

Willits News: Rich and famous backing campaign to abolish California death penalty

SF Gate: Death Row inmates oppose Prop. 34

TakePart.com: Death Row’s Damon Thibodeaux Is 300th Person Set Free by DNA