Executions Halted: Gov. Gavin Newsom Places a Moratorium on Executions, Even Though Voters Recently Affirmed the Death Penalty

Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order on Wednesday, March 13, putting a moratorium on the death penalty in California and shuttering the execution chamber at San Quentin—a move that overrides a decision the state’s voters made in 2016 to maintain capital punishment. While campaigning for governor last year, Newsom said he was fervently opposed […]