What life experiences have shaped your view of the death penalty?


Do you want California to end the death penalty?
California is one of 31 states that allow the death penalty, but it hasn't executed an inmate since January 2006. Prior to that, it executed 13 people since it was enacted in 1978.
 
Two death penalty–related propositions will appear on the November ballot. Proposition 62 would repeal the state death penalty and replace the maximum punishment for murder with life in prison without possibility of parole. Proposition 66, also known to supporters as the "Death Penalty Reform and Savings" initiative, would challenge death penalty convictions and sentences by changing the procedures governing California’s court appeals and petitions.
 
Where do you stand on the death penalty? What questions do you have before you head to the polls?
 
On Wednesday, September 7, KPCC and KPBS will co-host a town hall in San Diego that looks at the pros and cons of the death penalty. (Learn more about the event here.)
 
Producers would like to hear from you. What are the life events that have shaped your views of the death penalty? What questions would you like to see the panel of experts answer at the town hall?
 
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