The gurney inside the lethal injection chamber at San Quentin State Prison. (CBS)

Study Considers Cost of California’s Death Penalty

A report released Monday tallies the cost of carrying out an execution in California, suggesting that the financial impact to California taxpayers since capital punishment was reinstated in the state is in the neighborhood $4 billion.


A Vallejo police cruiser. (CBS)

6 Arrested In Vallejo Torture, Murder Case

Vallejo police arrested six people from Fairfield Friday suspected of involvement in a murder in May, police said.

CBS San Francisco–06/11/2011

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Former San Quentin Warden To Lead Anti-Death Penalty Group

A former warden of San Quentin State Prison and former California Corrections Department director has become the new chief of an anti-death-penalty group.

CBS San Francisco–05/12/2011

California Gets Supply Of Drug Used During Executions

California’s prison department said Monday it has turned to an overseas manufacturer to replenish its supplies of sodium thiopental, a drug necessary to carry out executions in the state.

CBS San Francisco–12/06/2010

California Obtains New Supply Of Lethal Injection Drug

Prison officials obtained a drug essential to the lethal injection process the day after California’s first execution in nearly five years was canceled, partly due to a shortage of that very drug, a court filing stated Wednesday.

CBS San Francisco–10/06/2010

Albert Brown execution chamber San Quentin death row

State High Court Ruling Shuts Door On San Quentin Execution

The California Supreme Court issued an order in San Francisco Wednesday that appears to block Thursday’s execution of a convicted murderer, regardless of whether a federal court stay is upheld in the U.S. court system.

CBS San Francisco–09/29/2010

Albert Brown execution chamber San Quentin death row

Judge Blocks San Quentin Execution Set For Thursday

A federal judge has blocked what would have been California’s first execution, which was set for Thursday, after reassessing new injection protocols.

CBS San Francisco–09/28/2010

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More Legal Maneuvering In Execution Case

SAN JOSE (KCBS) _ The legal wrangling over the execution of convicted murderer and rapist Albert Greenwood Brown continues. He faces a 9 p.m. execution Thursday evening, the first since the death penalty was suspended […]



California Not Alone In Execution Drug Shortage

The new scheduled time for California’s first execution in nearly five years is just hours before the expiration date of one of the drugs used in the lethal injection process.


Albert Brown execution chamber San Quentin death row

Court Orders Hearing For San Quentin Death Row Inmate

A federal appeals court ordered a trial judge late Monday to reconsider his ruling that paved the way for California’s first execution in nearly five years.

CBS San Francisco–09/27/2010