In an ongoing shift in public opinion about the death penalty in California, the Sacramento Bee reports that the number of state voters who favor doing away with capital punishment has grown to virtually the same size as those seeking to speed up the execution process, according to a new poll.
The Field Poll, released on January 15, comes as state officials continue to grapple with legal challenges that have long stalled executions in the state.
Sacramento – The California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) will hold public hearings on new state regulations under consideration for use of lethal injections to administer the death penalty. Hearings are set for Friday, January 22, 10am, at the Auditorium of the Department of Health Services, East End Complex, located at 1500 Capitol Ave., Sacramento, CA 95814.
The California Legislative Network published a statement about this issue as part of its advocacy for mercy and justice: