I've never understood why, if the penalty is supposed to fit the crime, does a guy who never physically harmed any body (Bernie Madoff for example) get the same penalty (life) as a guy like James Holmes who murdered many in that theater shooting.
When was the last time California executed an inmate?
On January 17, 2006, California executed Clarence Ray Allen, who was 76 years old, legally blind, diabetic, and used a wheelchair. He was the last person the state has executed. A decade later, California's death row population has increased by 100 to 746, making it the largest in the nation.