life without parole

Vote to drop death penalty

The defendants in two recent Placer County homicides could have death penalty charges filed against them. What will District Attorney (Scott) Owens do? Will he cause incalculable ...

Death penalty costs sky-high

Federal judge Arthur Alarcon and Loyola law professor Paula Mitchell have completed a three-year study of the cost of the California death penalty. Californians have spent more tha ...

Life without parole costs less

Gov. (Jerry) Brown could save taxpayers billions of dollars with the stroke of a pen. He would only need to commute the sentences of the 703 death row inmates to life without parol ...

Life without parole cheaper

Response to Elizabeth Hart (“Request to the powers that be,” Reader Input, June 18). If you do not want to spend money on people who do terrible crimes, do not seek the death ...