Eleventh Circuit Upholds Death Sentences, Absolves Failures by Court-Appointed Counsel in Three Georgia Death-Penalty Cases
by Death Penalty Information Center on September 24, 2020 at 6:10 pm
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit has denied habeas corpus relief to three Georgia death-row prisoners in a series of opinions that narrowly interpreted the scope of a defendant’s right to effective representation in the penalty phase […]
Federal Government Conducts Sixth Execution Amid Continuing Litigation Over COVID-19 and the Legality of Its Execution Protocol
by Death Penalty Information Center on September 23, 2020 at 9:24 pm
The federal government conducted its sixth execution in ten weeks on September 22, putting William Emmett LeCroy (pictured) to death amid continuing challenges to the federal execution protocol and to carrying out executions during the COVID-19 pandemic. As […]
ACLU: Documents Show Federal Executions Likely Caused Prison COVID-19 Outbreak
by Death Penalty Information Center on September 22, 2020 at 9:20 pm
Documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union under the Freedom of Information Act show that the federal government’s choice to bring hundreds of people to the federal prison complex in Terre Haute, Indiana to carry out five executions in […]
Study Finds Defendants Accused of Killing White Women Are 3 Times More Likely to be Sentenced to Death in Texas
by Death Penalty Information Center on September 21, 2020 at 5:47 pm
A study of 40 years of Texas death sentences has found that the likelihood that a defendant accused of a death-eligible murder will be sentenced to death is three times greater if the case involves a white female victim. The study, A Systematic Lottery: The […]
TCADP Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
TCADP September 2020 Newsletter: Join us for an evening of forgiveness, hope, and resilience
by Kristin on September 2, 2020 at 2:49 pm
In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you'll find information about a special virtual event on September 22 featuring Alabama death row exoneree Anthony Ray Hinton. Updates on scheduled executions and recent case developments also are available. […]
TCADP August 2020 Newsletter: More federal executions scheduled
by Kristin on August 4, 2020 at 1:28 pm
In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you'll find information about federal executions, mid-year analysis of use of the death penalty nationwide, and the spread of COVID-19 in Texas prisons, including the unit that houses the men on death row.
State of Texas executes Billy Wardlow
by Kristin on July 8, 2020 at 2:18 pm
Update as of 7:40 PM, July 8, 2020: The State of Texas executed Billy Wardlow tonight, July 8, 2020, despite an outpouring of support from legislators, juvenile justice and neuroscience experts, and so many others. The U.S. Supreme Court declined to consider […]
TCADP July 2020 Newsletter: “Future dangerousness” and the Texas death penalty
by Kristin on July 1, 2020 at 3:36 pm
In this edition Reflections on race and “future dangerousness” in the Texas death penalty Scheduled executions: State of Texas seeks to execute Billy Joe Wardlow for a crime he committed 27 years ago at the age of 18; federal government sets […]
World Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty
The World Coalition's campaign in favour of the international and regional protocols on abolition
on September 11, 2020 at 2:17 pm
The World Coalition’s objective is the ratification of the international and regional protocols on the abolition of the death penalty by all the states that have abolished the death penalty in law or in practice.
Take Action for World Day 2020!
on September 11, 2020 at 10:04 am
Check what you can do for the 10th October. Browse the calendar of events and the interactive map to prepare and promote the events planned around the world on the big day.
18th World Day Against the Death Penalty: Access to counsel - A matter of life or death
on September 10, 2020 at 3:56 pm
On 10 October 2020, the World Day Against the Death Penalty will be dedicated to the right to effective legal representation for individuals who may face a death sentence.
Recent US federal executions raise ethical and political issues
on September 8, 2020 at 2:06 pm
Two more federal executions were carried out at the end of August in the United States of America.
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 […]