Press Release

DPA Statement: Governor Newsom Announces Moratorium on Death Penalty in California

Contact:
Jeannette Zanipatin 213-226-6424

Below is a statement from Jeannette Zanipatin, California State Director at the Drug Policy Alliance:
 
“Governor Newsom’s decision to place a moratorium on the death penalty in California is a step toward reining in one of the ugliest excesses in the overly punitive, discriminatory system that the drug war has helped to fuel. This sends a powerful message at a time when the President is promoting the death penalty for people who distribute drugs.”

Criminal Justice Reform
California