California Keeps Death Penalty - KLFY News 10

California Keeps Death Penalty

California voters want to keep the death penalty.  The ballot initiative, Prop 34, would have switched the more than 700 death row inmates to life without parole.  Supporters say it could have saved the state 130-million dollars a year.  California is in the middle of a cash crunch.  The state's death penalty has cost Californians four-billion dollars since 1978.  Only 13 inmates have been put to death in those 34 years.  Yesterday's vote was close, 53 to 47 percent.

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