California Proposition 62, Repeal of the Death Penalty

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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.

Source: Ballotpedia