Yes, I would like to see “The Justice that Works Act” passed. I arrived on San Quentin’s death row in January of 1982. It wasn’t, and is not, a pleasant place to be. I saw men live out their last five days, before execution. The expressions on their faces, during those five days, I would not wish on anyone. If there is another rehabilitator, other than execution, it’s seeing men go for the last time.
The worst part is the waiting, the uncertainly. Year, after year, after year of sitting under Democle’s sword. I was granted penalty phase reversal in 2000, and have been waiting for a new trial ever since. Which is also unnerving because if I’m sentenced to death again, I’ll be sitting here another 20 or 30 years, on appeal! And, I may not live that long!