Press Room

For media inquiries, please contact TCADP Executive Director Kristin Houlé:
512-441-1808 (office)
512-552-5948 (cell)
khoule@tcadp.org

2015 Press Releases

March 9, 2015: More than 550 Texas Faith Leaders Call for Abolition of the Death Penalty
Interfaith Statement of Opposition to the Death Penalty endorsed by leaders from 25 different faith traditions statewide
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February 18, 2015: TCADP Annual Conference to Address Shifts in Death Penalty
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2014 Press Releases

December 18, 2014: Texas Executions Drop to Lowest Number Since 1996, According to New Report by TCADP
New death sentences decline nearly 80% since 1999, remain geographically isolated
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February 22, 2014: First Statewide Gathering of Anti-Death Penalty Movement in Fort Worth
Two state legislators to receive awards during annual conference
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2013 Press Releases

December 17, 2013: One Third of all New Death Sentences in 2013 Came from Dallas County, According to New Report by TCADP
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June 26, 2013: State of Texas Poised to Carry Out 500th Execution Since 1982
Troubling questions persist regarding arbitrary and biased imposition of the ultimate punishment
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April 29, 2013: House Committee Set to Hear Repeal Bill
Texas one of 17 states considering legislation to end the death penalty
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February 20, 2013: Abolitionists Gather in Austin for Annual Conference
Local filmmakers to receive 2013 Media Award
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2012 Press Releases

December 12, 2012: Use of Death Penalty Geographically Isolated, Arbitrarily Imposed in Texas, According to New Report by TCADP
Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex led state in pursuit of the death penalty in 2012

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May 15, 2012: Did Texas Execute an Innocent Man?
New article revisits haunting questions about the case of Carlos DeLuna
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April 20, 2012: Death Row Survivor Tours San Antonio
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February 18, 2012: Abolitionists Gather in San Antonio for Annual Conference
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2011 Press Releases

December 15, 2011: State of Texas Carries Out Fewest Executions Since 1996, According to New Report from TCADP
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October 24, 2011: San Antonio Religious Leaders Gather for Dialogue on the Death Penalty
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March 29, 2011: House Committee Set to Hear Repeal Bill
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March 9, 2011: Illinois repeals the death penalty
Bipartisan action part of growing national trend away from the death penalty
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February 17, 2011: Abolitionists Gather in Austin for Annual Conference
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2010 Press Releases

December 13, 2010: Only 2% of Texas Counties Imposed Death Sentences This Year, According to New Report from TCADP
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March 24, 2010: TCADP Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Decision to Grant Stay of Execution for Hank Skinner
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February 17, 2010: TCADP Calls for “Statewide Day of Action” on Anniversary of Willingham Execution
State poised to carry out execution in another case with lingering questions
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February 17, 2010: Abolitionists Gather in Dallas for Annual Conference
Judge, priest, journalist and others to be recognized
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2009 Press Releases

December 7, 2009: TCADP Report Shows New Death Sentences in Texas at Record Low
Concerns about Wrongful Execution Spark Scrutiny of State’s Death Penalty System 
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November 19, 2009: TCADP Response to Governor’s Decision to Reject Clemency for Robert Lee Thompson
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November 5, 2009: Death Row Survivor to Tour the Rio Grande Valley
Juan Roberto Melendez-Colon will visit at critical moment in state’s death penalty debate
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August 31, 2009: New Investigation Confirms Execution of an Innocent Man
Broad Body of Evidence Points to Wrongful Execution of Texan Cameron Todd Willingham
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June 1, 2009: Texas Set to Carry Out 200th Execution during Perry Administration
State Remains Out of Step with Changing National Landscape
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March 11, 2009: House Subcommittee Set to Hear Repeal Bill
Texas one of a dozen states considering legislation to end the death penalty
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February 18, 2009: Abolitionists Gather in Austin for Annual Conference
Austin musician and others to be recognized for their contributions
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January 14, 2009: Texas Death Penalty Machinery Set to “High” as Executions Resume
14 Executions Scheduled Over the Next Four Months
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2008 Press Releases

December 4, 2008: Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty Releases Report on Death Penalty Developments in 2008
“Average” Number of Executions Carried Out in Record Time as New Death Sentences Reach Lowest Level in Texas in 30 Years
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