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  • State of Texas scheduled to execute Erick Davila
    by Vanessa Akins on April 24, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    On April 25, 2018, the State of Texas is scheduled to execute Erick Davila for the 2008 murders of Annette Stevenson and her granddaughter, Queshawn, in Fort Worth. Davila has steadfastly maintained that he did not intend to kill either of the victims. His […]

  • Amnesty International Releases Annual Global Report on the Death Penalty
    by Vanessa Akins on April 18, 2018 at 3:25 pm

    Earlier this month, Amnesty International published its annual report, Death Sentences and Executions 2017. The report details the 39% decrease in the use of the death penalty worldwide since 2015 and highlights nations which continue to violate international […]

  • TCADP April 2018 Alert: Focus on Wrongful Convictions
    by Vanessa Akins on April 3, 2018 at 6:24 pm

    In this edition of our monthly e-newsletter, you’ll find information about executions, case updates, and announcements about upcoming events and film screenings featuring wrongful convictions. […]

  • State of Texas executes Rosendo Rodriguez
    by Vanessa Akins on March 28, 2018 at 4:52 pm

    Yesterday, March 27, the State of Texas executed Rosendo Rodriguez for the 2008 murder and assault of Summer Baldwin in Lubbock. The United States Supreme Court rejected Rodriguez’s final appeal just before 6:00 PM. According to the Texas Tribune, […]

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  • 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 […]