Death Penalty Abolition News


TCADP Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

  • State of Texas executes Mark Soliz
    by Kristin on September 10, 2019 at 1:21 pm

    Last night, September 10, the State of Texas carried out its sixth execution of the year, putting Mark Anthony Soliz to death for the murder of Nancy Weatherly during a crime spree in Johnson and Tarrant Counties in 2010. During his last words, he apologized […]

  • Widespread support for new legal proceedings for Randy Halprin, who is scheduled for execution on October 10
    by Kristin on September 9, 2019 at 7:22 pm

    More than 100 Jewish attorneys, the American Jewish Committee, and the Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism have filed an amicus brief with the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in support of a new trial for Randy Halprin. Halprin is scheduled to be […]

  • State of Texas executes Billy Crutsinger
    by Kristin on September 4, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    The State of Texas executed Billy Crutsinger on September 4, 2019 after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his final appeal and motion for a stay. He was the 5th person put to death by the state this year and the 14th nationwide. The State of Texas has scheduled […]

  • TCADP September 2019 Alert: Three more executions scheduled this month
    by Kristin on September 3, 2019 at 4:01 pm

    In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you'll find information about the three executions scheduled by the State of Texas in September, as well as important news related to the death penalty out of Dallas and Houston.

World Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

  • 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty
    on September 13, 2019 at 1:17 pm

    The 7th World Congress Against the Death Penalty is organised by ECPM in partnership with the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty to unite abolitionist actors around the world for the purpose of discussing and creating new strategies towards […]

  • Responsible Business Initiative on the death penalty
    on September 13, 2019 at 1:13 pm

    On the occasion of the meeting of its Steering Committee on Friday 28 June and Saturday 29 June 2019, the World Coalition Against the Death Penalty has invited the director of Responsible Business Initiative Against the Death Penalty, Ms. Celia […]

  • The World Coalition elects its new governing bodies until June 2021
    on September 12, 2019 at 3:35 pm

    The 2019 General Assembly elected a new Steering Committee for two years, which in turn elected a new Executive Board until June 2021.

  • 17th World Day Against the Death Penalty: Children, Unseen Victims
    on September 11, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    On 10 October 2019, the 17th World Day Against the Death Penalty aims at raising awareness on the rights of children whose parents have been sentenced to death or executed.

Death Penalty – Human Rights Now The Amnesty International USA Blog

  • Race and the Death Penalty: “Just a Bunch of Racists”?
    by James Clark on November 4, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    At a recent public debate of California’s competing ballot initiatives on the death penalty, Paul Pfingst, a former district attorney for San Diego County and a supporter of Prop 66, spoke about the role race plays in the death penalty. … Please […]

  • Troy Davis: 5 Years On
    by James Clark on September 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    Troy was on death row for over two decades before he was finally executed. In that time he became a leader himself in the movement to end the death penalty, with his steadfast spirit and unshakeable faith in justice inspiring activists around the world.

  • Troy Davis’s Legacy
    by Guest Writer on September 21, 2016 at 2:00 pm

    By Savannah Fox, Field Organizer Five years ago today, on September 21st, I became an activist. I didn’t sign my first petition or attended my first rally. I found my passion, my anger and my hope as an activist, all … Please continue reading.

  • Jeffrey Wood is Scheduled for Execution on August 24th, but he Didn’t Commit Murder
    by James Clark on August 17, 2016 at 9:41 pm

    As death sentences and executions dwindle around the country and most states are abandoning the death penalty, a few states are determined to keep executions rolling. Top of the list is Texas, the state that’s now gearing up to execute a man who never […]