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Schwarzenegger Pushing to Reinstate California Death Penalty

The Schwarzenegger Administration took steps toward reinstating the death penalty in California. Administration officials today released a comprehensive plan to fix the state's lethal injection protoc

Schwarzenegger Pushing to Reinstate California Death Penalty

The Schwarzenegger Administration took steps toward reinstating the death penalty in California. Administration officials today released a comprehensive plan to fix the state's lethal injection protocol. Capitol punishment in California has been on hold since a federal judge ordered the state to come up with a more humane way of executing death row inmates. Prison Chief James Tilton says that has been done.

Tilton : We believe we have addressed every deficiency in his order and that our response is complete. The state's goal is to administer lethal injection humanely, to meet the constitutional standards, and to bring about a dignified end of life for the condemned inmates.

Some of the proposed changes include building a new execution chamber at San Quentin, more training and volunteers, and better oversight of the lethal drug cocktail, and how it's administered.