Governor Brown Cancels New Death Row Facility
Yesterday, Governor Jerry Brown announced that, as a significant way to save taxpayers hundreds of millions of dollars, he was canceling California’s plans to build a new housing facility for death row prisoners at San Quentin. We’ve been suggesting for a long time that the death penalty, besides being flawed, is too costly. Please take just a few seconds to tell Governor Brown “Thank you!” but also: “Please don’t stop here.”
Thank Governor Brown for hearing the message, but tell him that he needs to go further: it is also unconscionable to continue to spend hundreds of millions of dollars on our dysfunctional death penalty each year. Please take a few seconds to thank the governor, and call for an even bolder step: Cut the Death Penalty, save the state hundreds of millions of dollars, and keep law enforcement effective, allow certain justice for victims’ families and avoid the decades-long appeal process.