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  • One execution stayed, another execution date withdrawn
    by Kristin on October 8, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Late in the day on Friday, October 5, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) stayed the execution of Juan Segundo based on a claim of intellectual disability.  He was scheduled to be put to death on Wednesday, October 10 for the rape and murder […]

  • TCADP October 2018 Alert: Announcing our 2019 Keynote Speaker
    by Kristin on October 1, 2018 at 1:40 pm

    In this edition of our monthly alert, you'll find an exciting announcement about the TCADP 2019 Annual Conference, as well as information about two executions scheduled by the State of Texas this month. You'll also find details on how to apply for the TCADP […]

  • State of Texas executes Daniel Acker
    by Kristin on September 28, 2018 at 2:46 pm

    The State of Texas executed Daniel Acker last night, Thursday, September 27, just hours after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his motion for a stay. It was the second Texas execution in 24 hours and the 10th this year. […]

  • State of Texas executes Troy Clark; petition for Daniel Acker still pending at U.S. Supreme Court
    by Kristin on September 27, 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Last night, Wednesday, September 26, the State of Texas executed Troy Clark for the 1998 murder of Christina Muse in Tyler (Smith County).  Clark maintained his innocence until the very end.  Smith County accounts for 13 executions since 1982. It was 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 […]