California has the largest death row in the Western Hemisphere, with close to 700 men and women in two separate prisons. And now, a California state commission, appointed by Gov. Gavin Newsom, is recommending that the state begin reducing that number and abolish its death penalty
What does this mean for the next steps of death penalty abolition activism and policy work in California? Join us on Monday, October 25, 2021, to learn more about what the report called for and what we can do in the near term to help reduce the size of our death row. DPF Interim Executive Director Maddy deLone will moderate a panel with Committee Chairperson Mike Romano, Committee Staff Attorney Rick Owen, and long-time criminal justice and policy advocate and consultant Natasha Minsker.
Join us with your questions and concerns for what promises to be a lively and stimulating discussion about how we finally begin dismantling this cruel, racist, and barbaric punishment in California.