Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

TCADP is a statewide advocacy organization working to end the death penalty. Join our cause today!

Stop Executions
On February 28, 2024, the State of Texas put Ivan Cantu to death despite grave doubts about the integrity of his conviction and widespread calls to stop his execution. Cantu maintained his innocence throughout his two decades on death row.

TCADP is grateful to his legal team, his spiritual advisor, Sister Helen Prejean, and everyone who advocated on his behalf.

Attend Events
Thanks to everyone who attended the TCADP 2024 Annual Conference: Creating Conscious Communities on Saturday, March 2, 2024, in Fort Worth, Texas.

It was inspiring to be in the presence of Ms. Opal Lee and so many people who have dedicated their lives to justice. View pictures from the event!

Get Informed
According to TCADP’s report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2023: The Year in Review, the death penalty remains geographically isolated within Texas. More than half of the thirteen scheduled execution dates last year came from just three counties: Dallas (three); Harris (two); and Bowie (2).

Juries in just eleven counties have imposed death sentences since 2019. Learn more.


Who We Are

TCADP is the only statewide grassroots advocacy organization dedicated solely to ending the death penalty in Texas. Together with local, state, and national partners, TCADP is working to reduce use of the death penalty in Texas and, ultimately, end this arbitrary, irreversible, and unfair punishment.


Texas Death Penalty Facts

Learn more about the history of the death penalty in Texas by visiting Texas Death Penalty Facts.


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