SAN DIEGO, Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- In California, the death penalty is still "on the books". On July 16th, 2014, a U.S. District Court ruled that California's death penalty statute violated the 8th amendment and was unconstitutional. However, on November 12th, 2015, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed that decision, re-instating the death penalty. The last death penalty related execution in California was in 2006. Studies have shown that California would save around $183 million dollars per year if they did not have the death penalty "on the books". 183 million dollars a year, just to have a law "on the books"? That would be 1.8 billion dollars over 10 years since the last execution, and it keeps counting. If we are not executing people anymore, then why have this law "on the books"? California Proposition 62, which is on the November 2016 ballot, seeks to abolish the death penalty. If it passes, that could save Californians around 183 million dollars per year. Is having the death penalty "on the books" really worth it? Our info-graphic below explains this phenomenon in further detail.
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