California’s governor will sign an order today stopping all executions in his state. Gavin Newsom will also withdraw the state’s lethal drug protocol and close the gas chamber at San Quentin. The move comes in opposition to the voters in the state which passed Proposition 65 in 2016 to speed up executions. More
While murders in California may still face the death penalty, there will be no executions carried out while Newsom is governor.