Jerry Hartfield was released from a Texas prison on June 12, 2017, after serving more than three decades without a valid conviction. He had been convicted and sentenced to death for the 1976 slaying of 55-year-old Eunice Lowe in Bay City. He allegedly confessed to the crime, “confessed, that is, the way a black man with […]
In this edition of our monthly e-newsletter, you’ll find updates on several Texas death penalty cases, as well as the results of the Kinder Institute’s latest Houston Area Survey, which finds that 73% of Houstonians support alternatives to the death penalty.
In this edition of our monthly e-newsletter, you’ll find information about upcoming events featuring Sister Helen Prejean at Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas. You’ll also find links to recent stories about racial bias in the jury selection process and the regrets of a juror in a capital murder trial in Texas that sentenced a man to death.
In this edition of our monthly alert, you’ll find a link to photos from the TCADP 2016 Annual Conference, information about a new initiative to engage Public Safety Officers on the Death Penalty, and information about three upcoming events with Sister Helen and a national conference on the death penalty.
According to TCADP’s new report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2015: The Year in Review, death sentences in Texas have dropped to their lowest level on record. Texas juries rejected the death penalty in more cases than they imposed it this year.