Decision 2016: Prop 62 & 66, the opposing death penalty propositions

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(KRON) — Proposition 62 and Proposition 66 are both on the death penalty, but it is important to know the difference.

The main takeaway is that Prop 62 would ban the death penalty while Prop 66 keeps it in place and possibly speeds up the process.

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Prop 62 would replace the penalty with life imprisonment without the possibility of parole. This would apply retroactively to existing death sentences.

Prop 66 would reform death penalty procedures by imposing time limits on reviews, allowing inmates to be transferred between facilities and requiring inmates to work and pay restitution.

If both measures pass, the one with the most “yes” votes would supersede the other.

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