Proposition 62 Death Penalty. Initiative Statute.
Proposition 62 Ballot Summary:
- Repeals death penalty as maximum punishment for persons found guilty of murder and replaces it with life imprisonment without possibility of parole.
- Applies retroactively to persons already sentenced to death.
- States that persons found guilty of murder and sentenced to life without possibility of parole must work while in prison as prescribed by the Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation.
- Increases portion of life inmates’ wages that may be applied to victim restitution.
A “Yes” vote means:
A “yes” vote supports repealing the death penalty and making life without the possibility of parole the maximum punishment for murder.
A “No” vote means:
A “no” vote opposes this measure repealing the death penalty.
Read the full text of California Proposition 62 here.