June 2014 Alert: Attorney General Upholds Shroud of Secrecy in TX Lethal Injection Process

Read more about the Office of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issuing an order that defends secrecy at the expense of open government – reversing the position his office took in three prior opinions in recent years. This June alert also includes info on upcoming executions, death penalty developments and coming events.

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May 2013 Alert: Texas House Committee Considers Repeal of the Death Penalty, the Spring Newsletter, and Events Around Texas

We are grateful to everyone who contacted the members of the House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee last month to urge hearings on House Bills 1703, 2458, and 2614, and to the intrepid members of the TCADP Lobby Corps who stayed with us at the Capitol until midnight on Monday. Please make one more call (or email) to the Committee members this week to thank them for conducting fair and open hearings on HB 1703 and HB 2458 and urge their support for repealing the death penalty in Texas.

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Legislators hear from Anthony Graves, other witnesses in favor of death penalty repeal

Late last night, starting around 10:50 PM and lasting until after midnight, the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee considered testimony on House Bill 1703, the death penalty repeal bill by State Representative Jessica Farrar.  Representatives Alma Allen and Lon Burnam co-authored the bill. Rep. Farrar addressed three major flaws of the death penalty: the risk […]

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April 2013 Alert: 5 Scheduled Executions, Legislative Session Mid-Point, Conference Videos and New Voices on the Death Penalty

TCADP’s April 2013 Alert includes an update on the Texas legislative session, scheduled executions, and the case of Duane Buck; it also features new voices on the death penalty, including a former District Attorney of Montague County and Conservatives Concerned about the Death Penalty.

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February 2013: Two Executions Stayed, Legislative Update, Important Conference Reminders, and More!

83rd Legislative Session: The TCADP Lobby Corps has already been active at the Capitol. On January 22-23, 2013, we visited all 181 legislative offices and shared copies of TCADP’s 2012 year-end report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2012: The Year in Review. Lobby Corps members engaged in many positive conversations with legislators and their staffs. Annual Conference: If you register by February 1 (TODAY) you can attend the TCADP Annual Conference for a reduced rate; TCADP members receive an additional discount in gratitude for your support throughout the year!

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June 2012 Alert: On the Road to Abolition, Abundant Evidence of Wrongful Convictions/Executions, and More!

n this monthly alert, you will find opportunities to get involved on the local level and recent death penalty developments. We encourage you to attend upcoming events and become a TCADP member today. Thank you for joining us as we seize the momentum to end the death penalty once and for all! In This Edition: Scheduled Executions Upcoming Events […]

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Texas Monthly: Trials and Errors

The June issue of Texas Monthly magazine features a fascinating discussion that took place recently among some of the most pivotal players in our state’s criminal justice system.  Jake Silverstein, the editor of Texas Monthly, sat down with six individuals to talk about Texas’ abysmal record of wrongful convictions and to ask these questions: Why does […]

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