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:
"After having its death penalty protocols repeatedly ruled unconstitutional, California will once again attempt to rewrite the process to comply with court rulings. The California Catholic Conference will be among many speaking out against the use of the death penalty and the protocols at a hearing next Friday.
“'The Golden Rule,' said Pope Francis in his address to Congress last fall, 'reminds us of our responsibility to protect and defend human life at every stage of its development. This conviction has led me, from the beginning of my ministry, to advocate at different levels for the global abolition of the death penalty.'