On April 27, 2020, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (CCA) granted a 60-day stay of execution to Edward Busby. Busby was scheduled to be put to death on May […]
The State of Texas executed Billy Crutsinger on September 4, 2019 after the U.S. Supreme Court rejected his final appeal and motion for a stay. He was the 5th person […]
In this edition of our monthly alert, you’ll find information about back-to-back executions scheduled to take place in Texas this month, as well as details on film screenings, speakers, and candidate forums occurring throughout the state.
Tonight, January 11, 2017, Christopher Wilkins is scheduled to be put to death for the 2005 murders of Mike Silva and Willie Freeman in Fort Worth. His October 2015 execution […]
Important decisions in two North Texas death penalty-related cases were announced last Friday: A State District Judge in Dallas determined that John Battaglia is mentally competent to be executed, while a Tarrant County jury imposed a new death sentence for the first time in more than two years.
TCADP will co-host two events with social justice pioneer Shane Claiborne in Dallas and Fort Worth on September 27th and 28th. Claiborne will speak about his new book, Executing Grace: How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It’s Killing Us. In the book, he not only shares the grim statistics of a faulty justice system, but also the faces and stories of survivors of crime, murder victims’ families, prisoners, pastors, prosecutors, the exonerated, and even executioners.
TCADP is pleased to announce a new part-time staff position: a North Texas Outreach Coordinator. Specifically, we seek a motivated and experienced individual to develop and implement a campaign aimed at reducing […]
*Update as of 5:15 PM on September 17, 2014* The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected the appeal of Lisa Coleman, allowing her execution to proceed. Read more from the Washington […]