Death Penalty Abolition News

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  • Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stays execution of Clinton Young
    by Kristin on October 18, 2017 at 11:30 pm

    Earlier today, October 18, 2017, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stayed the execution of Clinton Young to consider his claim that false or misleading testimony was introduced at his trial. It was the fifth stay of execution granted by the court to date […]

  • Anthony Shore receives 90-day reprieve from execution
    by Kristin on October 18, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Anthony Shore received a last-minute reprieve from execution today after officials began to worry he would confess to another murder. According to the Texas Tribune, Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon appealed to Governor Greg Abbott and Harris […]

  • State of Texas scheduled to execute Anthony Shore
    by Kristin on October 17, 2017 at 8:09 pm

    On Wednesday, October 18, 2017, the State of Texas is scheduled to execute Anthony Shore for multiple murders in Harris County in the 1980s and 1990s. Sentenced in November 2004, Shore is the last white defendant to receive a death sentence in Harris County. […]

  • State of Texas executes Robert Pruett
    by Kristin on October 13, 2017 at 1:40 am

    Tonight, October 12, 2017, the State of Texas executed Robert Pruett after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his two remaining appeals.  Pruett steadfastly maintained his innocence of the 1999 murder of Corrections Officer Daniel Nagle. This case bears many of […]

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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 […]