Breaking: TX Governor commutes death sentence of Thomas Whitaker

On February 22, 2018, just 30 minutes before the execution of Thomas Whitaker was set to begin, Texas Governor Greg Abbott issued a proclamation sparing his life and commuting his death sentence to life in prison without the possibility of parole. It was the first commutation in Texas in more than a decade and only the third since the resumption of executions in 1982.

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Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles votes unanimously to recommend clemency for Thomas Whitaker

Today, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles voted unanimously to recommend clemency for Thomas Whitaker.  It is an exceptionally rare decision for the Board, whose members are appointed by the Governor.  It is now up to Texas Governor Greg Abbott to decide whether to accept their recommendation. Since 1976, the Board of Pardons and […]

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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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