"Look it up. Manson was sentenced to death. I believe this was the late 60s or early 70s. The death penalty was struck down, so his sentence was commuted. it was restored before tookie was convicted and sentenced (in the 80s if i'm not mistaken)."
but, Arnold Swastika could still have granted him clemency the 9th circuit even reccommended it, on top of that there was a 4 week stay of execution in a debate over the death penalty n u know thas what happened. Think about it re-instated along with drug laws, and 3 strike laws. They wanna killa nigga