TCADP Report: Use of Death Penalty Geographically Isolated, Arbitrarily Imposed in Texas

According to TCADP’s new report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2012: The Year in Review, more than half of all new death sentences were imposed in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex this year, while no new death sentences were imposed in Harris County for the third time in five years.

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Upcoming Events in Austin: Violence and the Death Penalty Discussion, and Annual Report Distribution

Please consider participating in the Austin area opportunities listed below. Violence And The Death Penalty In Texas – Walter Long Walter Long, Austin criminal defense attorney and founder of the Texas After Violence Project, will facilitate a series of four Wednesday night discussions at Trinity United Methodist Church, 4001 Speedway, Austin, Texas 78751, on active engagement […]

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Austin American-Statesman Editorial: Texas juries choosing life without parole

“Whatever the reason for the decline in the number of executions in Texas, it is welcome news,” according to the Austin American-Statesman Editorial Board.  In an editorial published today, December 20, 2011, “Texas juries choosing life without parole,” the Board cites the decline in executions and death sentences as reported by TCADP last week.  The […]

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TCADP 2011 Annual Report: Texas Carries Out Fewest Executions Since 1996

Today, December 15, 2011, the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP) released its annual report, Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2011: The Year in Review. According to the report, executions in Texas dropped to the lowest number since 1996 and death sentences remained at a historic low level this year.

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