Dallas TCADP Annual Conference

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) 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 […]

Dallas death penalty intellectual disabilities Stay of execution Texas

Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halts execution of Steven Long

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) has stayed the execution of Steven Long to allow for further review of Long’s claims of intellectual disability. This marks the fourth case granted a stay by the CCA this year. Long was scheduled to be executed on August 30, 2017, for the assault and murder of 11-year-old Kaitlyn […]

Dallas execution

State of Texas executes Terry Edwards

The State of Texas executed Terry Edwards around 10:00 PM last night, despite significant concerns about his culpability in the crime, allegations of prosecutorial misconduct, and racial bias in the jury selection process.  The U.S. Supreme Court delayed the execution by nearly four hours as it considered several final appeals.  Ultimately, the Justices rejected those […]

Dallas death sentences Ford v. Wainwright incompetency severe mental illness Tarrant County

North Texas death penalty case updates

Important decisions in two North Texas death penalty-related cases were announced last Friday: A State District Judge in Dallas determined that John Battaglia is mentally competent to be executed, while a Tarrant County jury imposed a new death sentence for the first time in more than two years.

Annual Conference Catholic Church Dallas executions

TCADP November 2016 Alert: Fewest executions in two decades

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find a recap of recent death penalty developments, including commentary on the national momentum towards abolition. Save the date for our 2017 Faith Leader Advocacy Day on the Death Penalty and join us for the TCADP 2017 Annual Conference in Austin!

Dallas death sentences

Part II: Too Broken to Fix: An In-depth Look at America’s Outlier Death Penalty Counties

Today, Harvard Law School’s Fair Punishment Project released Part II of its report, Too Broken to Fix: An In-depth Look at America’s Outlier Death Penalty Counties, which provides an in-depth look at how the death penalty is operating in the handful of counties across the country that are still using it, including Dallas County, Texas.

Dallas Faith Ft. Worth

Evangelical Faith Leader Shane Claiborne to Address Death Penalty in Dallas and Fort Worth

TCADP will co-host two events with social justice pioneer Shane Claiborne in Dallas and Fort Worth on September 27th and 28th. Claiborne will speak about his new book, Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It’s Killing Us. In the book, he not only shares the grim statistics of a faulty justice system, but also the faces and stories of survivors of crime, murder victims’ families, prisoners, pastors, prosecutors, the exonerated, and even executioners.

Dallas Ft. Worth TCADP

TCADP hires new North Texas Outreach Coordinator!

TCADP is delighted to announce we have hired Jason Redick to serve as our North Texas Outreach Coordinator, a new part-time position based in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.  Jason became involved in efforts to end the death penalty in November 2013 while serving as the Minister of Youth and Young Adults at Holy Covenant United Methodist Church in […]