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TCADP May 2019 Alert: New film reopens question – did Texas execute an innocent man?

In this edition of our monthly alert, you’ll find details on a new film about the true Texas story of Cameron Todd Willingham, as well as coverage of two recent reports, the debut novel of attorney David R. Dow, and the stay of execution for Dexter Johnson.

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TCADP March 2019 Alert: One execution scheduled this month; Legislative updates; upcoming events

In this edition of our monthly alert, you’ll find information about Texas executions, U.S. Supreme Court developments, updates on the 86th Texas Legislature, and details on special events taking place around the state.

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TCADP July 2018 Alert: Taking responsibility

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find updates on the scheduled execution of Chris Young as well as the cases of Bobby Moore and Andre Thomas. You’ll also find details about a recent public opinion poll on the death penalty in Texas and party platform positions on capital punishment.

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TCADP June 2018 Alert: Pursuing justice

In this edition of our monthly e-newsletter, you’ll find information about two scheduled executions in June, as well as recent developments in the death penalty cases of Alfred Dewayne Brown and Paul David Storey, among others. We’ve also included a link to a new memoir from Michelle Lyons, who witnessed nearly 300 executions during her tenure with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice.

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State of Texas executes Juan Castillo

Yesterday, May 16, the State of Texas executed Juan Castillo for the 2003 murder of Tommy Garcia, Jr. in Bexar County. Despite significant evidence of false testimony, both the United States Supreme Court and the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals rejected Castillo’s final appeal. Castillo’s petition for clemency was denied by the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles. […]

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TCADP May 2018 Alert: Support clemency for Juan Castillo

In this edition of our monthly e-newsletter, you’ll find information about executions, clemency campaign efforts, and announcements about upcoming events and new resources.

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Update: State of Texas executes Erick Davila

On April 25, 2018, the State of Texas executed Erick Davila for the 2008 murders of Annette Stevenson and her granddaughter, Queshawn, in Fort Worth. Davila has steadfastly maintained that he did not intend to kill either of the victims. His target was a man thought to be in the same house. During his trial, Davila’s attorney […]

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Amnesty International Releases Annual Global Report on the Death Penalty

Earlier this month, Amnesty International published its annual report, Death Sentences and Executions 2017. The report details the 39% decrease in the use of the death penalty worldwide since 2015 and highlights nations which continue to violate international law. At least 993 executions in 23 countries were carried out in 2017.  China excluded, Iran, Saudi Arabia, […]