Join the Campaign to End the Death Penalty in California

  • Cost. Since 1978, California has spent more than $5 billion to execute 13 people — the death penalty costs 18 times more than life without parole and puts innocent lives at risk.
  • Crime. There is no evidence that execution is any more effective in reducing crime than imprisonment — life without parole would save California $150 million a year.
  • Closure. Endless legal appeals keep victims’ families in court for decades, delivering neither justice nor peace — families deserve restitution.

California’s Death penalty is Broken Beyond Repair. We’ll End It.

Death sentences since 1978

Executions

Average years per case

Million dollars each year

What the Justice That Works Act Will Do

  • Replace our failed death penalty system with life in prison without parole which guarantees the worst criminals will never be released.
  • Require convicted killers to work and pay most of their wages to the victims' family.
  • Save California $150 million a year by replacing our failed death penalty system with life in prison without the possibility of parole.

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Chance that an innocent person is executed

Guilty prisoners released

Billion dollars saved in the next 7 years

It wasn’t until the prison door slammed on my back that it finally hit me: They’re going to kill me. For nothing.

Ricky Jackson was just 18 years old when he was sentenced to death for a crime he did not commit, and he spent 39 years behind bars before he was finally released — countless nights wondering what he would do if he were ever released.

Join the Campaign to End the Death Penalty in California

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