Voices from California's Death Row

Eric Houston

Hello. My name is Mr. Houston, and I’m one of the seven hundred death penalty inmates at San Quentin Prison.

Myself I’d like Life Without Parole over the death penalty hanging over my head.

Yes. Life without parole would keep the public safe still, and break up the row to mainline housing.

We’d have access to jobs, school, and learn prison job skills. What San Quentin offers here. What jobs on the row it’s limited to only a handful here.

Victim’s restitution? A large percent pay like fifty five percent already any funds coming in handed down by the courts.

Voices from California's Death Row

Crandell Ojore Mckinnon

The INJUSTICE of Ballot Measure #62: The Justice that Works Act

Upon arriving on death row at San Quentin State Prison, back in March, 1999, I have not experienced nor witnessed Justice at Work, only a willingness not to put in the work to achieve Justice in my case by subverting my rights, obstructing justice and suppressing my fight for Liberation. And this November ballot measure #62, the Justice that Works Act”, will not alleviate these “Injustices.” Instead it will impede my “right” to appeal my “wrongful Conviction”.

Voices from California's Death Row

Ricardo-Rene Sanders

Greetings Campaign to End the Death Penalty, 

In response to the ballot initiative “the Justice that Works Act”…it seems that it has more to do with the interest of extracting more money from the families of the poor prisoners that are already being extorted, exploited and crushed under the weight of this current “justice” system, as well as new prisoners to come, which already financially abuse prisoners at/from every angle possible, with exorbitant prices & Fees for often substandard product. Moreover, adding insult to injury, by a push to force harsh labor demands, thus, turning the clock back a 100 years. 

Voices from California's Death Row

Mr. Lance I’An Osband

People who truly know Black/Negro history & USA Const-Amd-Laws know LWOP is high-tech form of slavery. Black Lives Matter. 

From Mr. Lance I’An Osband D84300

Voices from California's Death Row

Carlos M. Argueta


I would like to say thank you for your time and the text you sent concerning the ballot initiative “The Justice that Works Act.” It was very informative and just what we needed to know exactly what was being proposed. My opinion is quite easy. “Yes on 62! No on 66!” There comes a time when change is needed. And although the initiative is badly put together, it’s a start in getting rid of an inhumane practice. LWOP is death itself as well. I’m against that all the way. Reform is needed and the “Justice that Works Act” is a start that seriously needs revisioning. But let’s get rid of the death penalty first! Thank you for sharing this vital information with us and taking the time to inform us – as no one else has!

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