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Future Uncertain For Death Penalty In California

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There are more than 700 prisoners currently on death row in California, but legal challenges have prevented any executions from happening over the last five years. We discuss the current status of the death penalty in California, and hear the latest arguments for and against capital punishment.

There are more than 700 prisoners currently on death row in California, but legal challenges have prevented any executions from happening over the last five years. We discuss the current status of the death penalty in California, and hear the latest arguments for and against capital punishment.

Guests

Bonnie Dumanis, San Diego County District Attorney

Alex Simpson, litigation coordinator for the California Innocence Project at California Western School of Law

Mike Farrell, president of Death Penalty Focus, which is an organization dedicated to the abolition of capital punishment. Mike is probably best known for his role as Army Captain B.J. Hunnicutt on the TV show M.A.S.H

Marc Klaas, father of Polly Klaas, who was kidnapped and murdered in 1993 at the age of 12. He established the Klaas Kids Foundation in 1994 as a resource for protecting children

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