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Abolitionists Gather in Austin for Annual Conference

More than 120 anti-death penalty advocates from across Texas will gather this Saturday, February 19, 2011 in Austin for the annual conference of the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP). This event, “Seizing the Momentum – Advancing Statewide Vision through Local Action,” will feature workshops and a panel discussion on the impact of the death penalty on Texas counties. TCADP also will honor Anthony Graves, his family, and his legal team with its annual Courage Award, in recognition of their tenacity, faith, and dignity throughout the ordeal of his wrongful conviction and incarceration. Read the entire press release.

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January 2011 Alert

If you missed the email, catch up on current news in this January alert. The alert includes information on scheduled executions, breaking news and events, and a calendar of opportunities around the state.

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TCADP Announces 2011 Award Winners

TCADP is excited to announce the recipients of the 2011 Courage, Media, and Appreciation Awards, to be presented at the TCADP Annual Conference on February 19, 2011 in Austin at the Schmidt-Jones Family Life Center of First UMC downtown.

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November 2010 Alert

In case you missed the November email alert, read about recent death penalty developments including updates on Anthony Graves, Hank Skinner and Cameron Todd Willingham; the TCADP Fall newsletter; who won the Dave Atwood NCADP conference scholarship; and the upcoming Cities for Life initiative on November 30.

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More Coverage of Graves Exoneration

“I’m looking forward to the rest of my life.” Reading those words from Anthony Graves gave me chills.   The fact that he spent 18 years behind bars for a crime he didn’t commit is unthinkable, and the challenges of adjusting to the free world seem daunting.  Yet by all accounts, Graves is handling his […]

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Anthony Graves Exonerated and Released!!!

This just in… Anthony Graves, whose case was featured in Texas Monthly and in the TCADP 2010 Fall Newsletter, has been exonerated and released from the Burleson County Jail, where he was awating retrial.  Prosecutors dropped all charges against Graves and declared him innocent, after conducting their own investigation of the case.  Graves had been […]

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Anthony Graves – Justice Denied?

TCADP has followed the Anthony Graves case for many years and remains concerned about his wrongful conviction. In 2007, TCADP recognized University of St. Thomas Associate Professor of Communications Nicole Casarez and her students for their efforts to investigate Graves’ innocence claim and their contributions to the  overturning of his conviction.  Professor Caserez and her […]

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Update on Anthony Graves

Article from Austin ChronicleBY JORDAN SMITH Unbelievably, a retrial of the capital murder case against Anthony Graves is set to go forward this summer, even though a special prosecutor admitted on April 13 that crucial evidence in the case – including the alleged murder weapon – is lost and likely will never be found. Graves’ […]