Today, December 13, 2010, the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) released its annual report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2010: The Year in Review. TCADP releases this annual report each December in conjunction with the anniversary of the resumption of executions in Texas in 1982.
According to the report, death sentences in Texas have dropped more than 70% since 2003, reaching a historic low in 2010. Juries condemned eight new individuals to death in Texas in 2010, the lowest number of new death sentences since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Texas’ revised death penalty statute in 1976.
In case you missed the December email alert, read about the TCADP Award Winners to be recognized at the TCADP Annual Conference, the Religious Leaders Dialogue on the Death Penalty to be hosted in Houston, and many other coming events of interest.
Bill Berkowitz,a freelance writer and longtime observer of the conservative movement, has written a piece about the death penalty for Religion Dispatches that highlights information about TCADP’s 2008 Annual Report. Religion Dispatches is a daily online magazine dedicated to the analysis and understanding of religious forces in the world today, highlighting a diversity of progressive […]