California Poised For November Showdown Over Death PenaltyNearly 750 convicted killers are sitting on the nation's largest death row, but no one has been executed in California in a decade because of ongoing legal challenges.
California To Release Plan To Use 1 Drug In ExecutionsCalifornia is set to release plans to use a single drug to execute condemned prisoners, a change that comes nearly a decade after the state last put an inmate to death.
Death-Penalty Reform Initiative Pushed To 2016A coalition of law enforcement officers, prosecutors and crime victims announced Friday that it will wait until November 2016 to place a death-penalty reform measure on the ballot.
Calif. Receives Major Shipment Of Drug For ExecutionsWhile many states are running short of a drug necessary to carry out executions, California just received a major shipment.
Records Detail Frantic Hunt For Lethal Injection DrugNewly-revealed documents show California officials launched a global search to replace the knockout drug in the cocktail used to execute death row inmates.
Report: Calif. Ready To Resume Lethal InjectionsA shortage of a particular drug that has halted lethal injections in California may be nearing an end, but opponents are raising safety questions about the chemical's origin.
Calif. Seeks Return Of Executions After 4-Year HoldAttorney General Jerry Brown's deputies are seeking permission for the state to resume executing death row prisoners as early as next week.