prop 34

12:36pm

Mon November 5, 2012
Politics

Web Exclusive: Death row inmate prepares for Prop 34 outcome

A board displays the photos of condemned inmates housed in San Quentin's Adjustment Center
Nancy Mullane

William (Mike) Dennis has been on San Quentin's death row for 24 years, and on North Segregation for 17 years. He spoke with KALW’s Nancy Mullane on Monday, November 5 by phone about the climate inside the prison, as inmates anticipate the outcome of tomorrow’s vote on Proposition 34.

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1:44pm

Mon October 22, 2012
City Visions: October 29, 2012

Propositions 34 and 36

photo courtesy of the Amsterdam News

On November 6, voters will have a chance to weigh in on two proposals that could have a big impact on how criminals are treated in California. Prop 34 would eliminate the death penalty and replace it with life in prison, while Prop 36 would alter California's "3 Strikes" law to impose a life sentence only when a new felony conviction is "serious or violent."

Supporters say these propositions are step towards a more cost-effective approach towards incarceration, while opponents claim that these initiatives will cause an increase in crime rates and harm public safety for Californians. City Visions takes up the debate.

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