A failed system has put nearly 750 people on California’s Death Row

CA governor jerry brown should leave no one on Death Row when he leaves office in January.  To encourage him to grant clemency and/or commute the death sentences of the 740 men and women on Death Row, Death Penalty Focus started a petition a few months ago that has been signed by over 40,000 people.  Six former governors from around the country wrote an op-ed in the New York Times calling for brown to commute the sentences and impose a moratorium.  The petition was successfully delivered. But there’s time for a final push to pressure governor brown to act NOW.

California has the largest Death Row in the Western Hemisphere, and maintaining it costs $150-million every year.  Breaking cycles of violence and prioritizing justice over vengeance has been proven over and over to be the effective approach to improving the lives of all people. 

Please call 916-454-2841 and tell governor jerry brown to leave no one on Death Row when he leaves office. For more info, http://www.deathpenalty.org

Author: lagai

LAGAI-Queer Insurrection is one of the oldest radical queer liberation groups in the U.S. We publish UltraViolet, a more or less bimonthly newspaper, which is mailed free of charge to over 1500 people, including over 800 prisoners. Our website is www.lagai.org.

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