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TCADP October 2021 Newsletter: Meet our new Deputy Director and take action to stop another Texas execution.

In this edition: Scheduled executions: State of Texas set to execute Stephen Barbee on October 12 – take action today Announcements: Introducing Hanna Seay, TCADP’s new Deputy Director; accepting nominations for our Annual Awards In case you missed it: Texas Court of Criminal Appeals overturns conviction and death sentence of Clinton Young due to egregious ethical […]

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State of Texas executes Rick Rhoades

Update, 9/29/21: The State of Texas executed Rick Rhoades last night after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to issue a stay. Rhoades’ attorneys had sought juror information that might have called into question the fairness of his 1992 trial. Rhoades is the third person put to death in Texas this year. Four more executions are […]

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U.S. Supreme Court stays execution of John Ramirez

Around 9:00 PM Central Time on September 8, 2021 – three hours after he was scheduled to be put to death – the U.S. Supreme Court granted a stay of execution to John Ramirez. The Justices also granted his petition for certiorari, which means it will consider the issues raised in Ramirez’s appeal relating to […]

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TCADP September 2021 Newsletter: Texas set to execute seven people

In this edition Scheduled executions: The execution of John Ramirez is set for one week from today – take action now! Case updates: Anti-violence organizations, Innocence Project file briefs in support of Melissa Lucio; Bexar County jury imposes first new death sentence in Texas in more than 16 months TCADP 2022 Annual Awards: Seeking nominations for […]

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Texas Department of Criminal Justice once again denies free exercise of religion; complaint filed by John Ramirez

Although COVID cases are once again surging across the country, the State of Texas appears determined to move forward with seven executions over the next three months. On September 8, 2021, the State is scheduled to execute John Ramirez. It is the third execution date he has faced in recent years. A September 2020 date was withdrawn […]

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TCADP August 2021 Newsletter: Rodney Reed returns to court to prove his innocence

In this edition: Scheduled executions: Six Texas executions currently scheduled for the Fall of 2021 Case updates: Ruben Gutierrez, who faces execution in October, continues to seek DNA testing; Rodney Reed returns to court to prove his innocence In case you missed it: U.S. Attorney General imposes a moratorium on federal executions; TCADP featured in “Justice looks […]

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TCADP July 2021 Newsletter: Film renews scrutiny of the wrongful execution of Carlos DeLuna

In this edition Scheduled executions: Four executions currently scheduled for the Fall of 2021 In case you missed it: Documentary film The Phantom renews scrutiny of the wrongful execution of Carlos DeLuna; Raymond Riles resentenced after 45 years on death row; 75% of Dallas voters prefer alternatives to the death penalty; questions remain as to why media witnesses were excluded […]

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State of Texas executes John Hummel

Tonight, June 30, 2021, the State of Texas executed John Hummel. Ten years ago, he was convicted of killing his wife, Joy Hummel, and his father-in-law, Clyde Bedford. Hummel, who is an honorably discharged Marine, had no history of violence prior to the terrible night of December 17, 2009. His behavior while incarcerated undermined the jury’s determination […]