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TCADP December 2020 Newsletter: Keeping up the fight to stop executions and end the death penalty

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about federal executions scheduled by the outgoing administration, program announcements for the TCADP 2021 Annual Conference, and a new report on the toll COVID-19 has taken on Texas prisons and jails. Plus… abolition bills have been filed in the Texas Legislature and a new Gallup poll shows declining support for the death penalty.

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TCADP June 2019 Alert: 21 states have abandoned the death penalty

In this edition of our monthly alert, you’ll learn about the most recent state to abandon the death penalty. There’s also a legislative recap and details about special events this month in Dallas and Houston.

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TCADP November 2018 Alert: An imperfect system

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about the scheduled execution of Robert Ramos, as well as an update on the case of El Pasoan Robert Avila, whose conviction was based on outdated science and false testimony. You’ll also find details on upcoming events in Houston, Austin, and El Paso and ways to support TCADP as we approach the holiday season.

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Pope Francis declares death penalty inadmissible in all cases

Pope Francis has declared the death penalty inadmissible in all cases because it is “an attack” on the “dignity of the person.”  The Church has vowed to “work with determination for its abolition worldwide.”

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Former Texas Governor Mark White dies at age 77

On Saturday, August 5, former Texas Governor Mark White died in Houston at the age of 77. During his time as the 43rd governor of Texas from 1983 to 1987, White was a champion of education reform focusing on the needs of both teachers and students. Though some of his legislation was met with controversy, […]

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Texas Legislative Committee to consider death penalty abolition bill

Today, Monday, April 17, 2017, the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee will hold a public hearing on House Bill 1537, which would repeal the death penalty in Texas. The Committee has considered similar legislation sponsored by State Representative Jessica Farrar in every session since 2009.

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TCADP 2017 March Alert: Time to Amplify Abolition!

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about the two executions scheduled to occur in Texas in March, a recap of our recent annual conference, and links to an important opinion piece on a Dallas County death penalty case and a new statement opposing capital punishment from the American Nurses Association.

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TCADP November 2016 Alert: Fewest executions in two decades

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find a recap of recent death penalty developments, including commentary on the national momentum towards abolition. Save the date for our 2017 Faith Leader Advocacy Day on the Death Penalty and join us for the TCADP 2017 Annual Conference in Austin!