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National Drop in Executions, Death Sentences, According to Year-End Report from DPIC

Today, December 21, 2010, the Death Penalty Information Center (DPIC) released its year-end report on death penalty developments nationwide. The report chronicles the drop in executions this year and the continued low number of new death sentences nationwide (and in Texas).

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TCADP Annual Report: Only 2% of Texas Counties Imposed Death Sentences This Year

Today, December 13, 2010, the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) released its annual report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2010: The Year in Review. TCADP releases this annual report each December in conjunction with the anniversary of the resumption of executions in Texas in 1982.

According to the report, death sentences in Texas have dropped more than 70% since 2003, reaching a historic low in 2010. Juries condemned eight new individuals to death in Texas in 2010, the lowest number of new death sentences since the U.S. Supreme Court upheld Texas’ revised death penalty statute in 1976.

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October News

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October 2010 Alert

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Nationwide Drug Shortage Doesn’t Impact Texas Executions… Yet

There’s been a great deal of news lately regarding a nationwide shortage of sodium thiopental, the anesthetic used in lethal injections. Hospira Inc. is the only U.S. company that manufacturers […]

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Scheduled Execution: Derrick Jackson

Derrick Jackson is scheduled to be executed Tuesday, July 20 at 6:00pm. The execution will be the 15th Texas execution of 31 nationwide.

More information about Texas Vigils.

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Urge Clemency for David Lee Powell

David Lee Powell, who was sentenced to death in 1978 for the murder of Austin Police Officer Ralph Ablanedo, is scheduled for execution on June 15, 2010. He has accepted […]

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CNN Profile of Catholic Death Row Ministry founder

In the February 2010 issue of U.S. Catholic, Frisco, Texas resident Michael Denson, founder of the Catholic Death Row Ministry was profiled. As a child, Denson’s mother wrote to prison […]

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Urgent Action: Clemency Campaign for henry "Hank" Skinner

Hank Skinner is scheduled to be executed by the State of Texas on Wednesday, February 24, 2010. He was sentenced to death in Gray County for the 1993 murder of […]