FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 13, 2018 CONTACT: Kristin Houlé, TCADP Executive Director 512-441-1808 (office); 512-552-5948 (cell) email@example.com 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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
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 […]