Today, Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project released Part II of its report, Too Broken to Fix: An In-depth Look at America’s Outlier Death Penalty Counties, which provides an in-depth look at how the death penalty is operating in the handful of counties across the country that are still using it, including Dallas County, Texas.
Today, on the occasion of World Day Against the Death Penalty, the Texas Conference of Catholic Bishops released a statement calling for the abolition of the death penalty, denouncing its effects not only on victims and others immediately affected, but also on society. According to a press release issued by the Texas Catholic Conference, the statement […]
On October 5, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments describing racial bias in the death penalty case of Duane Buck. Duane Buck was condemned to death in 1997, after his own trial attorneys inexplicably introduced testimony and a report from a psychologist, Dr. Walter Quijano, stating that Mr. Buck was more likely to be dangerous […]
Tonight, the State of Texas carried out its first execution in six months, putting Barney Fuller to death for the 2003 murders of his neighbors, Nathan and Annette Copeland, in Houston County. Fuller pled guilty to the crime and waived further appeals in his case, ordering his attorneys not to file any additional legal challenges. In June, a […]
In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about the latest polling results from the Pew Research Center, which show declining public support for the death penalty across all groups. We also announce the keynote speaker for the TCADP 2017 Annual Conference and share links to new resources and films on the death penalty.