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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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Texas 2010 vs. Texas 1982… light years apart

December 7, marked the anniversary of the resumption of executions in Texas in 1982.  Since that day, the State of Texas has carried out 464 executions, accounting for more than […]

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November 2010 Alert

In case you missed the November email alert, read about recent death penalty developments including updates on Anthony Graves, Hank Skinner and Cameron Todd Willingham; the TCADP Fall newsletter; who won the Dave Atwood NCADP conference scholarship; and the upcoming Cities for Life initiative on November 30.

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Accepting Applications for Dave Atwood Scholarship!

In 2010, the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (NCADP) announced the Dave Atwood Scholarship, in honor of TCADP’s beloved founder. This annual award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a strong commitment and dedication to abolishing the death penalty in Texas. The recipient, to be chosen by TCADP, will receive a full registration to NCADP’s Annual Conference, which will next be held January 13 – 16, 2011 in Chicago, IL. Apply today! The recipient will be announced on November 1st.

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Governor Perry Issued First Posthumous Pardon on Eve of Election

On Monday, March 1, 2010, on the eve of the gubernatorial election, Rick Perry issued the state of Texas’ first posthumous pardon to Tim Cole. Cole was convicted in the […]

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Sister Helen Prejean speaks to Houston Chronicle About Upcoming TCADP Sponsored Engagement

Houston Chronicle contributor Lisa Falkenberg reported on the upcoming speaking engagement of Sister Helen Prejean at the University of Houston-Downtown on Wednesday, March 3, 2010. The event is being co-sponsored […]

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Profile of TCADP work in Rio Grande Valley

Nick Braune of the Texas Civil Rights Review wrote the article, “Organizing the Rio Grande Valley Against Capital Punishment” (February 7, 2010) which highlights the increased presence of TCADP in […]

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Register for the TCADP Annual Conference Today!

Early Registration Savings for the TCADP Annual Conference in Dallas ends February 1. The blocked Radisson hotel rooms at $89 are only guaranteed through January 29. Make your reservations now […]