Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty

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

Stop Executions
On April 25, 2022, two days before the scheduled execution of Melissa Lucio, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals granted her a stay and directed the trial court to consider her actual innocence claim. Read more and learn about other scheduled executions here.

Featured Events
The TCADP Book Group will meet on June 1, 2022 at 7:30 PM Central Time to discuss Junk Science and the American Criminal Justice System by M. Chris Fabricant.

On June 22, 2022, we will join with the Innocence Project of Texas to co-host a virtual event with Chris Fabricant. More information is available on our events page.

Get Informed
In a June 2021 poll of Dallas voters, only 14% of all respondents preferred the death penalty to other sentencing options. Learn more about public opinion on capital punishment and the use of the Texas death penalty at the local level here.


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.


The State of the Death Penalty in Texas

Learn more about the state and history of the death penalty in Texas by visiting our page, Texas Death Penalty Facts.


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