Categories
Bexar County DNA testing Oklahoma Sam Millsap San Antonio Express News Sister Helen Prejean TCADP Annual Conference

TCADP December 2021 Newsletter: Ending the year with a renewed call for justice

In this edition: Scheduled executions: No executions set for Texas until March 2022 In case you missed it: U.S. Supreme Court considers whether individuals have the right to spoken prayers and physical comfort in the execution chamber; Gallup poll measures declining support for the death penalty; former Bexar County District Attorney calls for DNA testing […]

Categories
COVID-19 executions Gallup poll legislature TCADP Annual Conference

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.

Categories
death penalty Gallup poll public opinion

Gallup Poll Measures Lowest Support for Death Penalty Since 1972

Results from the latest Gallup Poll show that national support for the death penalty has dropped to its lowest level in more than 40 years. ¬†According to the poll, “Sixty percent of Americans say they favor the death penalty for convicted murderers, the lowest level of support Gallup has measured since November 1972, when 57% […]