On March 9, 2023, the State of Texas carried out its second execution of the week, putting Arthur Brown to death significant evidence of his innocence and intellectual disability. In […]
In this edition Scheduled executions: Victim’s father opposed the death penalty for Kosoul Chanthakoummane, who is set to be executed by the State of Texas on August 17 In case […]
In this edition: Scheduled executions: All three November execution dates in Texas have been withdrawn Case updates: Judge declines to recommend a new trial for Rodney Reed, who maintains his […]
In this edition: Scheduled executions: State of Texas set to execute Stephen Barbee on October 12 – take action today Announcements: Introducing Hanna Seay, TCADP’s new Deputy Director; accepting nominations for […]
In this edition: Scheduled executions: Six Texas executions currently scheduled for the Fall of 2021 Case updates: Ruben Gutierrez, who faces execution in October, continues to seek DNA testing; Rodney Reed returns […]
Dallas voters strongly support alternatives to the death penalty, according to a recent poll conducted by the independent research firm Public Policy Polling. When asked which punishment they prefer for people convicted of […]
The Death Penalty Information Center’s (DPIC) new Special Report: The Innocence Epidemic provides in-depth analysis regarding the facts of wrongful convictions in capital cases. With the release of this report last month, DPIC has added 11 individuals to its list of individuals exonerated from death row. Of the 185 exonerations nationwide, 16 involve cases in Texas. The report also updates a key death penalty stat: for every eight people executed in the United States, one individual sentenced to death is exonerated.
In this edition of our monthly newsletter, you’ll find information on three federal executions scheduled for next week, as well as an execution set in Texas on January 21. Also, Anthony Graves reflects on 10 years of freedom since his exoneration and Alfred Dewayne Brown finally will be compensated by the State of Texas for his wrongful incarceration and decade on death row.