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TCADP November 2021 Newsletter: Judge declines to recommend new trial for Rodney Reed, despite evidence of innocence

In this edition: Scheduled executions: All three November execution dates in Texas have been withdrawn  Case updates: Judge declines to recommend a new trial for Rodney Reed, who maintains his innocence; Dallas judge recommends new trial for Randy Halprin in light of outrageous anti-Semitic bias; journalist reflects on the life of Texas death row survivor […]

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TCADP April 2020 Newsletter: Case updates; exonerations in 2019; and recommended media

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find updates on scheduled executions and other Texas death penalty cases, a new report on exonerations in 2019, and recommended films, podcasts and other popular media on the death penalty.

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TCADP May 2019 Alert: New film reopens question – did Texas execute an innocent man?

In this edition of our monthly alert, you’ll find details on a new film about the true Texas story of Cameron Todd Willingham, as well as coverage of two recent reports, the debut novel of attorney David R. Dow, and the stay of execution for Dexter Johnson.

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Texas death row exoneree Clarence Brandley has passed away

Clarence Brandley, who spent nine years on death row in Texas before his exoneration in 1990, passed away on September 2, 2018 at the age of 66. He came within six days of being executed for a crime he did not commit.

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New report from National Registry of Exonerations: 139 wrongfully convicted individuals exonerated in 2017

According to a new report from the National Registry of Exonerations, 139 wrongfully convicted individuals were exonerated in 2017. This includes four people who had been sentenced to death. The leading cause in last year’s exonerations was official misconduct, particularly concealing exculpatory evidence.

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Death Row Exonoree Anthony Graves to Visit Austin

MEDIA ADVISORY October 27, 2015 CONTACT: Vanessa Akins, Communications Coordinator 512-441-1808 (office); 979-481-2709 (cell) vanessa@tcadp.org Death Row Exonoree Anthony Graves to Visit Austin Special event taking place at critical time in state’s experience with the death penalty Austin, Texas – Anthony Graves, who survived the ultimate nightmare – 18 years in prison as an innocent […]

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Death row exonoree Juan Melendez in Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex this week

“Journey to Justice: A Speakers’ Tour Featuring Death Row Survivor Juan Roberto Melendez-Colon” will take place in the Metroplex from September 28 – October 2, 2014. Juan Melendez spent 17 years, 8 months, and 1 day on Florida’s death row for a crime he did not commit. He was exonerated and released on January 3, 2002.

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State Bar of Texas to Consider Allegations of Prosecutorial Misconduct in Case of Anthony Graves

The Chief Disciplinary Counsel of the State Bar of Texas has made a “just cause” determination with respect to allegations of prosecutorial misconduct against former Burleson County District Attorney Charles J. Sebesta, Jr. in his prosecution of Anthony Graves in 1994. As a result of Sebesta’s misconduct, Graves spent 18½ years of his life in prison, more than 12½ years of that on death row, for a crime he did not commit and of which he was later completely exonerated by honest prosecutors.