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This Golden State Podcast: The Death Penalty at a Crossroads

One ballot proposition would speed up the death penalty. Another would scrap it altogether. Which’ll it be?

This Golden State is a podcast from veteran broadcast journalist Randy Shandobil. Click above to play.


California voters face a stark choice: Abolish the death penalty or double down on it. Proposition 62 would end California’s death penalty. Prop 66 would put a time limit on appeals so that executions would happen more frequently. This Golden State’s Randy Shandobil talks to Ron Briggs, one of the original writers and sponsors of California’s death penalty. He is now fighting to end it. Also, Sacramento County DA Anne Marie Schubert talks about why she wants to speed up the process.


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