New Report Shows Use of the Death Penalty Concentrated in 2% of Counties Nationwide

Today, October 2, 2013, the Death Penalty Information Center released a new report, The 2% Death Penalty: How a Minority of Counties Produce Most Death Cases at Enormous Costs to All. The report shows that, contrary to the assumption that the death penalty is widely used nationwide, only a few jurisdictions employ capital punishment extensively. […]

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Three Texas Executions Scheduled for November

The State of Texas is scheduled to carry out these executions in November: On November 8, 2012, Mario Swain, is scheduled to be executed for the December 2002 slaying of Lola Nixon in Longview.  The murder occurred during a break-in of her home. According to KWTX.com, “Swain’s lawyers contended the inmate’s confessions … improperly were […]

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No stay for Leal

TCADP is sorry to inform you all that the Supreme Court has rejected the petition to spare the life of Humberto Leal Garcia.  The power still lies in the hands of Gov. Perry to decide otherwise. As reported by the Houston Chronicle: “The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected a bid by the Obama administration to […]

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Abolitionists Gather in Dallas for Annual Conference

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, February 18, 2010 CONTACT: Kristin Houlé, TCADP Executive Director 512-441-1808 (office); 512-751-7009 (cell); khoule@tcadp.org Judge, priest, journalist and others to be recognized (Austin, Texas) — More than 120 anti-death penalty advocates from across Texas will gather this Saturday, February 20, 2010 in Dallas for the 12th annual conference of the Texas […]

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