San Francisco announced it didn’t have any inmates on death row on Wednesday.
But with more than 700 death row inmates, California still has the most with death sentences of any US state.
Gov. Gavin Newsom’s halted the use of the death penalty in the state in March 2019.
The San Francisco District Attorney said estimates suggest reducing one death sentence to life in prison could save the state up to $90,000 per year.
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San Francisco’s death row is now empty.
Following California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s moratorium of the death penalty in March 2019, the city reduced the sentence of its final remaining death row inmate to life in prison on Wednesday.
But the state still holds approximately 700 people on death row, about 350 more than the next state on the list, Florida.
“My office has not sought and will not seek the death penalty, and I am pleased that we have been able to ensure that no one previously sentenced in San Francisco will remain on death row either,” San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin said in a press release.
While Newsom and Boudin work to reduce the state’s death row numbers, California Attorney General …read more
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