FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE12:01 ET, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2022 CONTACT: Kristin Houlé Cuellar, TCADP Executive Director512-552-5948 (cell)email@example.com www.tcadp.org@TCADPdotORG#TXDP2022 Texas’s death penalty a “lethal lottery” as State pursues executions in flawed cases that […]
Category: death sentences
In this edition: Scheduled executions: State of Texas set to execute two men this month; both had previous execution dates in the past two years Case updates: U.S. Supreme Court […]
TCADP January 2022 Newsletter: Starting the year on the right note – with no executions in Texas this month
In this edition Scheduled executions: No executions set in Texas for January or February TCADP 2022 Annual Conference: Don’t miss keynote speaker, Sister Helen Prejean! In case you missed it: […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2021, 12:01 AM EASTERN CONTACT: Kristin Houlé Cuellar, Executive Director512-552-5948 (cell)firstname.lastname@example.org www.tcadp.org@TCADPdotORG #TXDP2021 Texas’s death penalty mired in a mess of its own making as inconsistencies, […]
In this edition: Scheduled executions: All three November execution dates in Texas have been withdrawn Case updates: Judge declines to recommend a new trial for Rodney Reed, who maintains his […]
Amnesty International recently released its annual Global Report: Death Sentences and Executions 2020, which updates key figures on the use of capital punishment worldwide. Overall, executions and death sentences dropped […]
In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find updates on exonerations in Texas and nationwide, as well as a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning a conviction due to egregious racial bias in the jury selection process. We also mark the anniversary of the Court’s decision, Gregg v. Georgia, which paved the way for the resumption of executions in this country.
Death sentences remained near historic low levels in Texas in 2018, yet the state’s capital punishment system is still plagued by racial bias, geographical disparities, and fundamental unfairness, according to a new report from the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP). The number of death sentences and executions in 2018 was consistent with lower use of the death penalty in Texas over the last 10 years. New death sentences remained in the single digits for the ninth time in ten years, with Texas juries condemning seven individuals to death. All seven men sentenced to death in Texas in 2018 are people of color.