The Death Penalty in California

What happens when a doctor is needed to execute a condemned inmate, but doctors view it as in conflict with their medical ethics? It is the current recipe for a moratorium on executions by lethal injection in California.

For more information on the death penalty in general and moratoriums in other states see and The National Institute of Corrections has just released their study of capital punishment and the alternatives to it, entitled Mandatory Justice: The Death Penalty Revisited. On the latest polls of citizen attitudes toward the death penalty in various countries compared to the U.S. go to this Gallup video/podcast. Beware: question wording dramatically affects responses to death penalty questions, as noted at the Death Penalty Information link above. Finally, Amnesty International just released their latest report, United States of America: Execution of Mentally Ill Offenders.

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