Does California allow for capital punishment?Yes
Present status of the state’s capital punishment laws?Executions on hold due to lethal injection challenge in courts; those scheduled as of 2010 stayed by state and federal courts.
How many executions have taken place?722
How many executions are scheduled for 2011?None
How many inmates are on Death Row?714
Is life without parole an available alternative?Yes
What methods of execution are available?Choice of Injection or Gas
If lethal injection is used, what drug or drug combination is used in the state?3-drug protocol, obtained sodium thiopental from Great Britain, enough for 86 executions (AP, 1/21/11)