“There Are Innocent People on Death Row” — Citing Wrongful Convictions, California Governor Halts Executions
IN A HISTORIC EXECUTIVE ORDER signed Wednesday morning, California Gov. Gavin Newsom imposed a moratorium on executions and ordered the death chamber at San Quentin Prison — unused following a $853,000 renovation a decade ago — closed. “We are, as I speak — as I speak — shutting down, removing the equipment in the death chamber at San Quentin,” Newsom said at a press conference at the state capitol in Sacramento.
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