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California governor to impose moratorium on executions

AFP  |  Los Angeles 

will impose a Wednesday on carrying out the death penalty, granting temporary to the 737 inmates on the state's death row, the largest in the

"The death penalty is inconsistent with our bedrock values and strikes at the very heart of what it means to be a Californian," will say, according to prepared remarks.

The plans to sign an order to block the death penalty that will also withdraw California's and close the execution chamber at San Quentin prison, his office said.

It does not provide for the release of any death row inmates from prison.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 09:30 IST