The Fort Worth Star-Telegram features a new piece by regular columnist Bob Ray Sanders entitled “Time to End the Death Penalty in Texas” (April 10, 2012). In his column, Sanders […]
Category: Wrongfully Convicted
Juan Roberto Melendez-Colon, who survived nearly 18 years on death row for a crime he did not commit, will share his story of wrongful conviction and ultimate exoneration with people of faith, students, and community members throughout San Antonio from April 12-15, 2012.
CBS News “48 Hours” was there when Anthony Graves walked out of jail a free man in October of 2010.
Watch the show: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7363660n&tag=contentMain;contentAux
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The Odessa Chapter Against the Death Penalty is responsible for death row exoneree, Juan Melendez’s two day visit to the Permian Basin. According to Father Mark Miller, chapter leader, “He […]
The editors of the Houston Chronicle began the new year with a call to end the death penalty in Texas. In an editorial that appeared on January 1, 2011, “It’s […]
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.
“I’m looking forward to the rest of my life.” Reading those words from Anthony Graves gave me chills. The fact that he spent 18 years behind bars for a […]