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TCADP May 2024 Newsletter: Updates on Texas innocence cases

In this edition: Scheduled executions: Dates set for Ramiro Gonzales and Ruben Gutierrez Case updates: Significant developments in the innocence cases of Melissa Lucio and Robert Roberson; two men removed […]

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State of Texas executes John Balentine

On Wednesday, February 8, 2023, the State of Texas executed John Balentine. His case raised many troubling issues about the racism and ineffective legal representation that pervades the Texas death […]

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TCADP November 2022 Newsletter: Announcing our 2023 Keynote Speaker

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 […]

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TCADP October 2022 Newsletter: Texas Board rejects clemency for John Ramirez

In this edition: Scheduled executions: John Ramirez faces execution on Wednesday despite District Attorney’s request to withdraw the date; Board declines to recommend clemency Case updates: Bell County drops death […]

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50 years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court overturned all existing death penalty laws in Furman v. Georgia

Today, June 29, 2022, marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Furman vs. Georgia (1972), which overturned all existing death penalty laws in effect at the time. In Furman, the […]

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State of Texas executes Quintin Jones in spite of pleas from victim’s family

Update, 8:30 PM, May 19, 2021: Tonight, the State of Texas executed Quintin (“Quin”) Jones despite the pleas for mercy from his great-aunt Mattie Long, who is the sister of the victim, […]

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TCADP March 2021 Newsletter: Abolition comes to the South!

This edition of our monthly newsletter includes case updates on Ramiro Ibarra, Raymond Riles, and James Broadnax as well as an update on death row exonerations as detailed in a new report from the Death Penalty Information Center. We also hail the Commonwealth of Virginia for becoming the first Southern state to abolish the death penalty.

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TCADP November 2020 Newsletter: Using your voice for justice

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about four scheduled executions and how you can take action. Also, Pope Francis reiterates the “inadmissibility” of the death penalty, the Governor of California addresses systemic racism, and a new documentary film about the Texas death penalty case of Melissa Lucio is now available to watch online.