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Voices from California's Death Row

Dora Buenrostro

1.      Would you like to see “The Justice that Works Act” passed or not? Why or why not? 

I would like “The Justice That Works Act” passed because we will be with general population. 

2.      How do you feel about the replacement of Life Without the Possibility of Parole (LWOP), instead of the death penalty?

I feel the replacement of life without the possibility of parole is better even though the person spends the rest of her life in jail.

Voices from California's Death Row

Scott Collins

My name is Scott Forrest Collins. I’ve been on California’s Death Row for twenty years.

I’m in favor of The (so-called) Justice That Works Act”, because it will de-politicize the states justice system, especially the courts, allowing for timely decisions to be made, an my even a little justice rendered.

From Scott Collins

Voices from California's Death Row

Glenn Cornwell

In response to your request that we write our thoughts on whether we’re for or against the applicate of the Death Penalty, my thoughts on the topic reads as follows: If you look at how people of color are being gunned down for no reason, wheat makes you think the evidence gathers, courts and district attorney’s aren’t in bed with defense attorneys against the accused in the worst of the worst cases? What leads you to believe investigators aren’t convincing people it’s their civic duty to testify, misidentify and abuse the process? 

Voices from California's Death Row



Thank you so much for sending this information. I’m responding to the questions. Feel free to publish if you like. Who I am doesn’t matter.

After sixteen years of being on death row dealing with racial and sexual harassment, reality tells me it matters not what I feel on any matter. I’m a prisoner subject to who’s in power or whatever law is passed or not. Still the fact remains I don’t agree with any things that has a controlling force over my life.

Voices from California's Death Row

Sergio Nelson

Hello, I hope this finds you doing well and in great health. This is in response to your survey. My response reflects my own opinion, I speak for myself, and did not consult other people on death row regarding their opinions before I responded to this survey. You have my permission to publish my words, if you choose to do so. 

1.      Would you like to see “The Justice That Works Act” passed or not?

I would not like to see the Justice that Works act pass, because it is not Justice that Works.  Why not? Please see other opinions below. 

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