Lori Hancock

Dismantle death row

Reconsidering the death penalty is particularly important at a time when the state is making cuts to our great public institutions

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The moment has arrived to eliminate the death penalty in California and, for the first time in decades, it is a goal we can accomplish.

My legislation, Senate Bill 490, would close death row and replace the death penalty with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. Last week it passed its first legislative test by a vote of 5-2 in the Assembly Public Safety Committee.Read more »