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TCADP Media Advisory: Death Row Exonoree Anthony Graves to Address Friendship-West Baptist Church in Dallas

Texas death row exonoree Anthony Graves will join Dr. Frederick D. Haynes, III, Senior Pastor of Friendship-West Baptist Church, on Monday, April 23, 2012 for a conversation about how he survived nearly two decades of wrongful incarceration.

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Sanders: Time to End the Death Penalty in Texas

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 […]

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TCADP Press Release: Death Row Survivor Juan Melendez Tours San Antonio

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.

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CBS “48 Hours” featured Anthony Graves on Saturday

CBS News “48 Hours” was there when Anthony Graves walked out of jail a free man in October of 2010.

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April Alert: Scheduled Executions, Spring Newsletter, News and Events

This alert includes information on the April scheduled execution, TCADP Spring Newsletter, Legislative updates, and additional events and news.

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TCADP Odessa Chapter Hosts Successful Speaker’s Tour

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 […]

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Houston Chronicle Calls for Abolition of the Death Penalty

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 […]

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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.