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Calif. death penalty ban qualifies for Nov. ballot

California voters will have a chance to decide whether to abolish the state's death penalty this November.

The secretary of state's office announced Monday that a measure qualified for the ballot that would make life in prison without parole the harshest punishment in the state.

The proposition would convert the sentences of 725 death row inmates to life prison terms.

The state has executed 13 inmates since voters reinstated the death penalty in 1978.

A federal judge halted executions in California in 2006 after finding that the state's lethal injection protocol was cruel and unusual punishment. Officials since have been working to fix the problems.

The ballot measure directs $100 million saved from abolishing the death penalty to be spent over three years investigating unsolved murders and rapes.

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