CA, With 749 On Death Row, Has New Plan To Resume Executions


California has not executed any prisoners since 2006, but with 749 on death row, the state has the nation’s most convicts in limbo. A new proposal could restart the state’s capital punishment, says the Christian Science Monitor. For nearly ten years, California has refrained from lethal injection after a federal judge banned three-drug executions, ruling that if one of the drugs failed to work, it posed a risk of cruel and unusual punishment. This legal limbo prompted a 2014 lawsuit from family members of a murder victim. The ruling required California to come up with a new lethal injection protocol by the end of November.

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