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TCADP March 2022 Newsletter: Today is election day in the Texas Primary!

In this edition Scheduled executions: Texas set to resume executions next week after five-month hiatus 2022 Texas Primary Election: Important District Attorney races are on the ballot in Dallas, Tarrant and Bexar counties, among others In case you missed it: District Attorneys nationwide, including three in Texas, pledge to effectively end the death penalty TCADP 2022 Annual Conference: Thank […]

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TCADP February Newsletter: Get ready for the Texas 2022 Primary Election!

In this edition Scheduled executions: Take action to stop the execution of Melissa Lucio TCADP 2022 Annual Conference: Join us on February 26, 2022 for a day of information and inspiration Texas 2022 Primary Election: Early voting begins February 14, 2022 with important District Attorney races on the ballot in Dallas and Tarrant counties In case […]

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Court of Inquiry Ruling Postponed

On October 14, 2010, State District Judge Charlie Baird convened a court of inquiry into whether Cameron Todd Willingham was wrongfully executed and whether or not state officials committed a crime in how they handled his case prior to the execution.

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Retired NYC Police Investigator Voices Concerns about Death Penalty

Today’s Hartford (Connecticut) Courant features an excellent op-ed from Terrence P. Dwyer,  a retired investigator with the New York State Police, Bureau of Criminal Investigation.  In “More than Reasonable Doubt About Death Penalty” (July 21, 2010), Dwyer expresses his concerns about the risk of convicting and executing the innocent.  He also voices concern about the impact […]

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TCADP Release: Cameron Todd Willingham

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, August 31, 2009 CONTACT: Kristin Houlé, Executive Director, 512-441-1808 (office); 202-494-3578(cell) khoule@tcadp.org New Investigation Confirms Execution of an Innocent ManBroad Body of Evidence Points to Wrongful Execution of Texan Cameron Todd Willingham (Austin, Texas) — A new investigative report that will appear in the September 7 issue of the New Yorker […]

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New Report: Innocent Man Executed

We have breaking news to share with you: A new investigative report, which will appear in the September 7 issue of the New Yorker, confirms that Cameron Todd Willingham (pictured)- who was executed by the State of Texas on February 17, 2004 – was innocent. Willingham had been convicted of an arson in 1991 that […]

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Bexar County DA says Cantu was not Innocent

Susan Reed, Bexar County DA has concluded that Ruben Cantu was justifiably executed in 1993. DA Reed refused to have an independent investigation of this case after questions about his guilt were raised by the Houston Chronicle in 2005. The DA insisted on handling the investigation despite the fact that she was a former Judge […]