As a former Superior Court Judge for California, I am very concerned that Prop 66 is a poorly written and confusing measure that will increase taxpayer costs and lead to expensive litigation.
Here’s what you need to know:
- According to the state’s nonpartisan analysts, Prop. 66 would “increase taxpayer costs by tens of millions” with even more “unknown” costs beyond that.
- Prop. 66 wastes even more money on our prison system while our schools, hospitals and other priorities suffer.
- Prop. 66 will lead to construction of new, taxpayer-funded death row facilities and authorizes the state to house death row inmates in new prions, anywhere in California.
- Prop. 66 will also increase California’s taxpayer funded legal defense for death row inmates, requiring the state to hire as many as 400 new taxpayer-funded attorneys.
Our prison system already costs too much and we can’t afford to waste more money on a risky experiment like Prop. 66.Judge LaDoris Cordell, Santa Clara Superior Court (Retired)