Jerry Brown on the job

“Gov. Jerry Brown has put a halt to plans for a $356-million construction project that would have created a new home at San Quentin prison for California’s condemned inmates.

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“The new housing unit would have provided room for 1,152 inmates, but California currently has fewer than 700 inmates awaiting execution, according to the governor’s office.

“Canceling the construction plans will save the state’s general fund $28.5 million per year, the money it would have cost to finance the construction loan, the governor’s office said.”
Brown ends construction of new death row, by Jack Dolan, PolitiCal, April 28, 2011

I guess somebody isn’t getting paid for something California doesn’t need. Of course it would save more money to abolish the death penalty in California, but that’s not something J Brown can do by himself. (Or can he?)

The new housing unit would have provided room for 1,152 inmates, but California currently has fewer than 700 inmates awaiting execution, according to the governor’s office.

I just thought that bore repeating.

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