Death Penalty Abolition News

  • TCADP December 2022 Newsletter: The gift of justice
    by Kristin on November 30, 2022 at 9:52 pm

    In this edition: Scheduled executions: Eight individuals set for execution in 2023, including Andre Thomas, a man with severe mental illness who gouged out his own eyes; executions on hold

  • State of Texas executes Stephen Barbee
    by Kristin on November 16, 2022 at 3:49 pm

    Last night, November 16, 2022, the State of Texas executed Stephen Barbee despite the violation of his constitutional right to a fair trial that occurred when his lawyers unexpectedly and impermissibly

  • State of Texas executes Tracy Beatty
    by Kristin on November 9, 2022 at 3:08 pm

    On November 9, 2022, the State of Texas executed Tracy Beatty. He was convicted of killing his mother, Carolyn Click, in Smith County in 2003. Beatty faced execution in March 2020

  • TCADP November 2022 Newsletter: Announcing our 2023 Keynote Speaker
    by Kristin on November 2, 2022 at 7:07 pm

    In this edition: Scheduled executions: State of Texas set to execute two men this month; both had previous execution dates in the past two years Case updates: U.S. Supreme Court

World Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

WCADP Uniting all those committed to the universal abolition of the death penalty

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 […]