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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 […]

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Former Texas Governor Mark White dies at age 77

On Saturday, August 5, former Texas Governor Mark White died in Houston at the age of 77. During his time as the 43rd governor of Texas from 1983 to 1987, White was a champion of education reform focusing on the needs of both teachers and students. Though some of his legislation was met with controversy, […]

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TCADP August 2017 Alert: Recent death penalty developments

In this edition: Scheduled executions: One execution scheduled for August in Texas In case you missed it: Death Penalty Information Center releases mid-year report; U.S. Fifth Circuit rules in favor of Scott Panetti; Ohio resumes executions; “Condemned to Death – And Solitary Confinement” Featured Event: TCADP San Antonio Chapter meeting Quote of the month “Faced […]

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TCADP July 2017 Alert: Death penalty remains arbitrary, capricious, and discriminatory.

In this edition: Scheduled executions: One execution scheduled for July in Texas Anniversary of Gregg v. Georgia: 41 years later In case you missed it: Jerry Hartfield released after 35 years without a trial; Alfred Dewayne Brown sues Harris County for compensation; SCOTUS sides with Texas in Davila v. Davis Legislative update: The Texas Legislature […]

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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halts execution of Kosoul Chanthakoummane

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) has stayed the execution of Kosoul Chanthakoummane and ordered the trial court to review claims of discredited forensic science. This marks the third case granted a stay by the CCA this year. Chanthakoummane was scheduled to be executed on July 19, 2017. Earlier this year, State District Judge Ben Smith […]

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TCADP June 2017 Alert: Death penalty on the decline

In this edition: Scheduled executions and case updates: No executions will take place in Texas this month; Two individuals removed from death row In case you missed it: Willingham prosecutor cleared of misconduct; Texas’ Third Court of Appeals ruled lethal injection providers should be known; Ralph Daniel Wright, Jr. becomes nation’s 159th exoneree; smaller counties make […]

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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals stays execution of Tilon Carter

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) has granted a stay of execution for Tilon Carter. Originally scheduled to be executed on Tuesday, May 16, 2017, Carter has spent 11 years on death row for the 2004 robbery and murder of 89-year-old James Eldon Tomlin in Fort Worth. The CCA granted the stay based on Carter’s new […]

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TCADP May 2017 Alert: Catch up on the latest death penalty news

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about the two executions scheduled to occur in Texas in May, updates from the 85th Texas Legislature, and links to important information on the U.S. Supreme Court’s hearing of Davila v. Davis.