CA gov puts moratorium on death penalty

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Published on March 13, 2019 - Duration: 01:01s

CA gov puts moratorium on death penalty

California Governor Gavin Newsom imposed a moratorium on the state's death penalty on Wednesday, granting reprieves to all 737 inmates on death row and closing the state's execution chamber.

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CA gov puts moratorium on death penalty

ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) California Governor Gavin Newsom imposed a moratorium on the state's death penalty on Wednesday, granting reprieves to all 737 inmates on death row and closing the state's execution chamber.

Newsom signed an executive order setting the changes in place on Wednesday morning at the state capitol.

No death row inmates will be released, the source said.

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