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Texas state district judge withdraws execution order for Perry Eugene Williams

On Wednesday, July 6, a Texas state district judge withdrew the execution order for Perry Eugene Williams, who was scheduled to be put to death Thursday, July 14 for the 2000 murder of Houston medical student Matthew Carter.  Williams’ execution was delayed indefinitely after state officials failed to provide testing results for the purity of lethal […]

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TCADP April 2015 Alert: State of Texas prepares to carry out four executions, despite growing opposition to the death penalty

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about four executions scheduled to take place in Texas in April, as well as recent positions taken by two pharmaceutical associations that discourage their members from participating in the execution process. You’ll also find updates on our legislative advocacy efforts.

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Texas schedules 13 executions, despite dwindling drug supply

In this month’s e-newsletter from TCADP, you’ll find information about three executions scheduled to take place in January, as well as recent developments related to lethal injection challenges. You’ll also find an action to thank outgoing Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and volunteer opportunities in Texas.

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Texas to Resume Executions on Wednesday with Secret Drug Supply

The State of Texas is scheduled to resume executions this Wednesday, September 10th, after an unusual four-month hiatus.  It if proceeds, the execution of Willie Trottie will be the first execution in Texas since April and the first here since the botched executions in Oklahoma and Arizona. This execution will take place under a shroud of […]

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Another Botched Execution – This Time in Arizona

Today’s execution of Joseph Wood in Arizona took nearly two hours as he repeatedly gasped and snorted, according to witnesses.  Some reports say that Wood gasped more than 600 times during the process.  In coverage by CNN, a media witness from KSAZ likened Wood’s breathing to a “fish gulping for air” and said it was difficult for everyone in the […]

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Editorials Decry Texas Attorney General’s Decision to Uphold Secrecy in Lethal Injection Process

Three major Texas newspapers – the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Houston Chronicle, and the Austin American-Statesman – have published editorials in the last week decrying Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott’s decision to allow the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) to withhold information about the pharmacy or pharmacist now supplying the drug used in lethal injections. […]

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June 2014 Alert: Attorney General Upholds Shroud of Secrecy in TX Lethal Injection Process

Read more about the Office of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issuing an order that defends secrecy at the expense of open government – reversing the position his office took in three prior opinions in recent years. This June alert also includes info on upcoming executions, death penalty developments and coming events.

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Texas Attorney General Rules in Favor of Government Secrecy Surrounding Lethal Injection Process

Today the Office of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott issued an order that defends secrecy at the expense of open government – reversing the position his office took in multiple prior opinions over the last six years.  In so doing, Abbott’s office ruled in favor of the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, finding that they […]