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Blog / October 17, 2016

Voices: Ron Briggs


“We actually thought at the time, naively, that a broader death penalty would deter criminals,” Briggs says. “We truly believed the bill would reduce crime in California.”

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Blog / October 17, 2016

California’s Killing Counties


Five counties in southern California have been handing down so many death sentences one death penalty expert has dubbed them the "new Death Belt."

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Blog / October 17, 2016

In Brief: October 2016


States around the country continue to tinker with the "machinery of death." Here are a few of the more interesting developments around the country in the past few weeks.

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Blog / October 17, 2016

The Rising Cost of Execution


As the cost of executions rises, state officials are scrambling to find the money to pay for them.

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