Latest True Fact-checks in Death Penalty Gwen Moore stated on July 26, 2019 in a tweet: "More than half of death row prisoners are people of color." Gavin Newsom stated on March 13, 2019 in a news conference: California has "the largest death row in the Western Hemisphere, the largest death row in the United States of America — two times the size of the next largest state: Florida." Randolph Bracy stated on April 4, 2017 in a New York Times op-ed: "There are no federal or state laws that say prosecutors must seek death sentences. And the United States Supreme Court has banned all state laws that make executions mandatory for murders." Yes On 62 campaign to abolish California's death penalty stated on August 1, 2016 in a twitter image: "California is home to the largest death row population in the Western Hemisphere."