Governor Gavin Newsom Orders a Halt to the Death Penalty in California
March 27, 2019

Executive order declares a moratorium on executions of California’s 737 inmates on death row

 Governor Newsom also orders a withdrawal of California’s lethal injection protocol and calls for the immediate closure of the execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison

 The order does not provide for the release of any individual from prison or otherwise alter any current conviction or sentence

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