Death Penalty

Breaking news: Governor Newsom has declared a moratorium on executions in California.
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ACLU Commends California Governor Newsom’s Plan to Place Moratorium on Executions

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 13, 2019 Contact: Daisy Vieyra dvieyra@acluca.org, 916-824-3266 SACRAMENTO–Last night, news broke that California Governor Gavin Newsom is planning to announce a moratorium on... Read More

ACLU: California’s Lethal Injection Plan Amounts to Human Experimentation

SACRAMENTO—Legal and scientific experts are warning that California’s proposed lethal injection protocols were created without the transparency and public participation required by law and that these untested... Read More

Death Penalty

SAFE CA Campaign to Replace Death Penalty Submits 800,000 Signatures to Qualify for November Ballot

San Diego – The SAFE California campaign announced the filing of 800,000 petition signatures Thursday morning at four simultaneous news conferences in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Sacramento. The final... Read More

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The ACLU on the Death Penalty

The death penalty is the ultimate denial of civil liberties. Since the death penalty was reinstated 30 years ago, 123 wrongfully convicted people have been found innocent and released from death row, and at least three... Read More