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TCADP’s 20th consecutive annual conference taking place this weekend in Dallas

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, February 13, 2018                                 CONTACT: Kristin Houlé, TCADP Executive Director  512-441-1808 (office); 512-552-5948 (cell) khoule@tcadp.org TCADP Annual Conference to Address Changing Death Penalty Landscape Statewide gathering will honor advocates, exonorees, faith leaders, and victim survivors (Austin, Texas) — Advocates from across […]

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TCADP February 2018 Alert: Countdown to the Annual Conference

In this edition of our monthly alert, you’ll find details about the TCADP 2018 Annual Conference, as well as information about scheduled executions and important dates for the 2018 Primary Election.

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Update: State of Texas executes two Dallas County individuals in one week

On July 16, 2013, the State of Texas executed John Quintanilla. Two days later the State put Ross Vaughn to death. That was the last time two executions were carried out in the same week in Texas, until now. On January 30, the State of Texas executed William Rayford for the 1999 murder of Carol Lynn Thomas Hall in […]

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Texas Death Penalty Developments in 2017: The Year in Review

Executions and death sentences remained near-historic lows in 2017, according to a new report from the Texas Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (TCADP). Texas executed only seven people in 2017, matching 2016 for the lowest number of executions in two decades, and jurors voted for death in only four cases. For the first time since 1985, Harris County was not responsible for any of this year’s executions.

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Announcing TCADP’s 2018 Award Recipients

The TCADP Board of Directors is delighted to announce the recipients of our 2018 Awards, which will be presented during the TCADP 2018 Annual Conference on Saturday, February 17, 2018 at Friendship-West Baptist Church in South Dallas. Appreciation Awards TCADP’s Appreciation Awards are bestowed upon individuals and organizations who have made significant – often selfless – contributions towards our efforts to end the […]

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TCADP September 2017 Alert: #HoustonStrong #TexasStrong

In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information about scheduled executions, staff changes at TCADP, and cases that challenge the constitutionality of the death penalty. You’ll also find a list of upcoming events in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio.

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Texas Court of Criminal Appeals halts execution of Steven Long

The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) has stayed the execution of Steven Long to allow for further review of Long’s claims of intellectual disability. This marks the fourth case granted a stay by the CCA this year. Long was scheduled to be executed on August 30, 2017, for the assault and murder of 11-year-old Kaitlyn […]

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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.