TCADP’s 20th consecutive annual conference taking place this weekend in Dallas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 13, 2018                                 CONTACT: Kristin Houlé, TCADP Executive Director  512-441-1808 (office); 512-552-5948 (cell) khoule@tcadp.org TCADP Annual Conference to Address Changing Death Penalty Landscape Statewide gathering will honor advocates, exonorees, faith leaders, and victim survivors (Austin, Texas) — Advocates from across […]

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Part II: Too Broken to Fix: An In-depth Look at America’s Outlier Death Penalty Counties

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.

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More than five months pass since last execution in Texas

The death penalty landscape continues to shift in Texas, with no executions occurring here since April 6, 2016.  The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA), the state’s highest criminal court, has stopped the last four scheduled executions; it also halted two other executions earlier in the summer.  According to Chuck Lindell with the Austin American-Statesman, […]

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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stays execution of Robert Pruett

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals has stayed the execution of Robert Pruett “pursuant to the appeal pending in the DNA case.”  Pruett was scheduled to be executed on August 23rd despite significant doubts about the reliability of his conviction.  He has steadfastly maintained his innocence in the murder of Corrections Officer Daniel Nagle in the […]

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