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California Gov. Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference at which he announced a moratorium on California's death penalty

Although California has executed no one since 2006, Newsom said he acted as executions potentially neared for 25 inmates who have exhausted their appeals and as court challenges to the state's new lethal injection process potentially neared their end. A governor needs approval from the state Supreme Court to pardon or commute the sentence of anyone twice convicted of a felony, and the justices a year ago blocked several clemency requests by former Gov. "It has provided no public safety benefit or value as a deterrent".

A 2011 study found that the death penalty had cost California taxpayers over $4 billion since its reinstatement in 1978. "I visited prisons, met with formerly incarcerated people, and helped with cases of individual injustice - including two death penalty cases", Kim tweeted.

Newsom's declaration also included an order to close the execution chamber at San Quentin State Prison and the withdrawal of a new execution protocol.

A $853,000 upgrade of the execution chamber at San Quentin was completed in 2010, but it has never been used.

California has not executed a prisoner since 2006 because of a series of legal challenges to its lethal injection method.

California voters have repeatedly rejected abolishing capital punishment but there is a court imposed moratorium on the death penalty.

Newsom's order is in effect as long as he is governor.

There's no reliable evidence to suggest capital punishment deters murder or protects police, according to a 2012 report released by the National Academy of the Sciences. California voters narrowly approved a ballot measure to speed up executions in 2016.

San Quentin State Prison in California

Government prosecutors led by Harris appealed that ruling to the USA 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and won, removing the legal barrier that had been issued. And he's not alone - several other death row inhabitants have been at San Quentin State Prison for almost as long.

Ellen Kreitzberg, a death penalty expert and opponent at Santa Clara University law school in California, welcomed Newsom's move.

Scheidegger also said California law requires prison officials to maintain the ability to carry out executions. "Californians should be proud their state has taken a stand to end state-sanctioned killing and uphold the human rights of all people".

In 1986, voters essentially recalled California Chief Justice Rose Bird and two other associate Supreme Court justices appointed by former Gov.

Kim Kardashian is speaking out to voice her support for ending the death penalty. Republican Illinois Gov. George Ryan was the first in 2000 and later was followed by governors in Pennsylvania, Washington and Oregon.

Newsom may have a point to at least looking into the state's approach to the death penalty.

But as California's attorney general, Senator Harris defended capital punishment.

The California governor fired back at the president during an interview with CNN's Anderson Cooper on Monday.

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