CAPITAL PUNISHMENT DELAYED

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS California corrections officials are delaying their new lethal injection regulations by four months, officials announced Monday, pushing back this week’s deadline until late August.   The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation needs more time to update the proposed rules after an initial version was rejected by state regulators in December, spokeswoman Terry Thornton said.   The move drew immediate criticism from a … Continue reading CAPITAL PUNISHMENT DELAYED

CAPITAL PUNISHMENT SET TO RETURN

BY ASSOCIATED PRESS Prodded by voters and lawsuits, the nation’s most populous state may now be easing back toward allowing executions, though observers are split on how quickly they will resume, if at all. Corrections officials expect to meet a Wednesday deadline to submit revised lethal injection rules to state regulators, trying again with technical changes after the first attempt was rejected in December. READ … Continue reading CAPITAL PUNISHMENT SET TO RETURN