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  • Former Texas Governor Mark White dies at age 77
    by Vanessa Akins on August 8, 2017 at 4:31 pm

    On Saturday, August 5, former Texas Governor Mark White died in Houston at the age of 77. During his time as the 43rd governor of Texas from 1983 to 1987, White was a champion of education reform focusing on the needs of both teachers and students. Though […]

  • TCADP August 2017 Alert: Recent death penalty developments
    by Vanessa Akins on August 1, 2017 at 2:26 pm

    In this edition: Scheduled executions: One execution scheduled for August in Texas In case you missed it: Death Penalty Information Center releases mid-year report; U.S. Fifth Circuit rules in favor of Scott Panetti; Ohio resumes executions; “Condemned to […]

  • State of Texas executes TaiChin Preyor
    by Kristin on July 28, 2017 at 1:30 pm

    The State of Texas executed TaiChin Preyor at 9:03 PM last night, July 27, 2017, after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his final appeal.  Preyor was convicted and sentenced to death for the murder of 20-year-old Jamie Tackett in 2004 in San Antonio. Preyor […]

  • State of Texas scheduled to execute TaiChin Preyor
    by Kristin on July 27, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    The State of Texas is scheduled to put TaiChin Preyor to death tonight, Thursday, July 27, 2017, for the murder of 20-year-old Jamie Tackett in 2004 in San Antonio. If it proceeds, Preyor’s execution would be the first to occur in Texas since March and the […]

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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 […]