'There comes a time when you have to ask if a penalty that is so permanent can be available in such an imperfect system. ... The only guarantee against executing the innocent is to do away with the death penalty.'
-- Jeanne Woodford (above left), formerly the Warden of San Quentin Prison, which houses California's Death Row. Quoted by Los Angeles Times reporter Carol J. Williams, Woodford explained why, after a 30-year corrections career in which she supervised 4 executions, she has just become the Executive Director of Death Penalty Focus, an anti-capital punishment group. (photo credit)